Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Z. was born in Pinsk,
Her father was a mkhnis-urkh--signing
guest? for actors, used to acting alone, and at times
singing in the chorus of Fishzon. Thus Z. found herself in the
environment of actors, especially
displaying her abilities for declaration.
Z.'s parents immigrated to
Argentina with the purpose of colonizing a colony in
Baron Hirsh. However arriving there, Z.'s father put
together a troupe for actors and "amateurs" in which Z.
acted in children's roles and subsequently changed over
to adult roles. After acting several years in Yiddish
theatre in Buenos Aires and in the province, Z. went
into a dramatic school, where she participated in school productions and especially was noticed as a
declamator. A short time later Z. also performed in
Spanish in the same "word concerts" across Argentina
and other Spanish-speaking countries, where she became
very popular as the sole[?] of her field.
L. Malach -- Berta
Zingerman, di idishe kenigin fun saut amerika, "Der
amerikaner", N. Y., 25 1927.
[--], Barimter shpanisher
shriftshteler khulya dantes vegn der artistin berta
zingerman, "Literarishe bleter", 108, 1926.
Sh. Karekushanski --
Berta zingerman, "Brazilianer idishe prese", 21 October
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 792.
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