Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
B. was born in 1881 in Lask,
near Lodz, Poland. His father was a musician. He learned
in a cheder. In 1892 he traveled with his father to
America, spent two years there, and during that span
of time learned in school. He returned in 1894 to Lodz
where he began to become acquainted with Yiddish and
Russian literature, and he became a professional musician.
In 1903 B. traveled to Lodz
and there in 1910 became known to the director of
the music hall, the actors Sherman and Axelrad, and they
had him write two- and three-act sketches.
In 1911in London's Pavilion
Theatre there was staged B.'s drama "Der moderner shylok"
(later staged by Vaksman in Lodz under the name of "Der
poylisher yid"). In 1912 there was staged by Fannie
Blumental in the Pavilion Theatre his four-act drama
"Der sud fun a froy". In 1913 there was staged by Joseph
Kessler in London's Empire Theatre B.'s melodrama "Di
frukht fun zind". During the same time there was staged
by Jacob Silbert and Esther Wallerstein the drama "Di
nekama fun a froy" (later performed by Amelia Adler and Meerson in Lodz's
Grand Theatre), in 1914 -- with Joseph
Kessler and Dina Feinman the "problem-drama" "Di kraft
fun itsr-hre" (later performed by Julius Adler in Lodz's
In 1915 there was staged
(with Fannie Blumental and Y. Sherman) in London's
Lyric Theatre B.'s melodrama "Di mlkhmh krbnut".
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 1, page 128.
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