Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Avraham-Yitzhak Yablonski
(Yablonko)
 

Y. was born in 1888 in Warsaw, Poland. His father was the owner of a "notions" shop, and he passed away when he was six years old, the small orphan had almost raised himself, and he learned and wrote with the help of a "zelbst-" teacher.

After participating in 1905 as "Uriel" in an "amateur" offering of "Uriel akosta" for the [gelitene] from the Kishinev pogrom, Y. was engaged in Kompaneyets' troupe, where he acted [rezionorn] and in 1906 -- dramatic lover role, under Meyerson's direction, then he acted with Adler, Kaminski and Rappel in Gordin repertoire. He fled from military service to Austria, and Y. had organized in Kolomea's cultural union a dramatic section, with whom he had in the span of two years staged the best repertoire with two productions each month, guest-starring also with the circle across the Galician province.

Due to wartime he had to migrate to Behmen, then to Mehren and Hungary, until he came to Vienna, where he entered into "Di fraye yidishe folks-bine" under the leadership of Brekher and Deutsch. After the troupe disbanded -- he went across to Paris, where he acted in the local Yiddish theatres until 1930.


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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 907.
 

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