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
 

Yehuda Yulin
(Etman)
 

 

Y. was born in 1888 in Vilna, Polish Lithuania, into a merchant family. He learned in a cheder. After bar mitzvah he entered into a Russian real-school, and at the age of seventeen he began to act in Russian in the Vilna city theatre under the direction of Vroncherkolevitsky.

Y. acted for twenty seasons on the Russian stage in Central Russia, having [derbey] several times the opportunity to direct the Yiddish plays, which the Russian troupes used to stage.

During the breaks between the seasons in Vilna, Y. often participated in Yiddish productions. He used to found Yiddish dramatic circles and as such became familiar with Yiddish repertoire, from which he wholly translated into Russian -- such as Sholem Aleichem's "Mazel tov" and "Tsezeyt un tseshpreyt", Peretz Hirsbein's "Oyf yener zeyt meyd", "Di erd", "Demerung" and "Eynzame veltn", Jacob Gordin's "Khasye di itumah" (published by the Halperin publishing house, Vilna, 1911), "Di skhith" (Tula 1911) and "Di shbueh", Anski's "Dybuk", Goldfaden's "Shulamit" et al. Almost all the translations were performed.

In 1923 Y. went over to the Yiddish stage and entered into the troupe of the Vilna Palace Theatre, then in the Folks-Theater. Since 1926 Y. acted in the Riga "Neyer yidisher teater", where he also staged several plays.

Y. also translated "Yoshke muzikant" (The Singer and his Sorrows), a drama in 3 acts with a prologue and epilogue from Osip Dymov, publisher "Bilike bikher", Riga.
 

Sh. E.

B. G. -- Yehuda Yulin, "Frimorgn", Riga, 28 March 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 934.
 

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