Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Born on 5 June 1886 in
Vilna, Polish Lithuania. Father -- owner of an
expedition house. As a child she learned Tenach and
Hebrew, then completed a progymnasium, a middle school,
and at age twenty-one a tsanartstlekhen institute
As a child she "presented"
herself and created various types. At age sixteen she
participated in "amateur" productions together with
Bertanov, Molski et al. In 1910 she participated in the
"amateur" productions under the leadership of Ben-Ami
and Peretz Hirshbein
1915 -- being in Russia, W.
participated in Russian "amateur" prouctions. In 1920 W.
left her profession and traveled to Kovno, where she
took part in several Yiddish productions, 1921 -- she
acted in "Yiddish artistic theatre" in Berlin (leader --
Azro), then she went with that troupe on a tour across
the large centers of Germany, Belgium, Holland, France
and England. 1923-25 -- acted with the Vilna Troupe in
New York and across the American province and Canada,
and she participated in New York's Unzer Theatre.
1926-28 -- acted in the "New Yiddish Theatre" in Riga,
and in 1929-30 -- she toured with A. Stein's branch of
the Vilna Troupe.
Specialty: mother- and
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 669.
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