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
 

Chava Yoelit
(Grinshpan)

 

Y. was born in Oriev, Bessarabia. From her early youth she loved to recite, and at the age of seven she participated in Russian school productions. Due to poor material conditions she couldn't complete the gymnasium, and in 1910 she traveled with her brothers to Syria, where she learned in a German missionary school. In 1911 she went away to Yafu, where she learned in the local gymnasium "Hertzaliah", until 1914. In advance of the time she participated in several concerts, in the meantime she became in "Vedt hkhziunut" of the gymnasium. In 1914 she traveled to Russia. At the end of 1915 she became in Moscow a Hebrew teacher and atended the Petrovsker-Rozamovsker Academy, preparing herself for [agronom] and engineer.

In 1919, nder the influence of David Vardi, Y. entered into the "Habima", and after her marriage to him, they toured  in 1923 in "concert evenings" across Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Polesia. In April 1924 she came to New York, where she gave several "concerts", and then acted for a short time in "Unzer vinkl", directing with Vardi a concert tour across Canada, and afterwards participated in the direction of the English "Dybbuk" offering, founding together with Vardi the "Vardi-Yoelit Theatre Studio", where she participated as a performer and teacher. Between 1929 and 1932 she toured with "concerts" across America.


Sh. E.

"Vardi-Yoelit studye-bletlakh", I.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 924.
 

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