Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
According to Jacob
Botoshansky, after the outbreak of the first World War,
K. participated in her revue theatre in Bucharest.
It was noted about her:
"A Yiddish girl who
came to the theatre as a chorus singer and later became the
soubrette of the troupe. Anya Kapustin in time became a
known Romanian operetta actress, not so because of her
talent, but because of her beauty, and the anti-Semitism
had created a scandal and the [aropgeshlept] of the
stage. The actresses [in the revue-theatre] were their [eyferzikhtik]
on the local chorus, and Madame Berger, who then was a
woman in the [fertsiker, hot duka gevolt] acted her role
for an eighteen-year-old young lady.... Yankl [Botoshansky]
had for the first time hard of the timeless song of the
old actresses: ["Ir zent foarlibt in ir, git ir ir roln"...Also
the [diklekhe kurtse] prima donna Leahkele Kreyzlere was [turiadik oyferzikhtik] on the [elonter] Kapustin,
and she [geshit pekh un shvebl] in the [igeynerish-yidish
shprakh fufn her man"].
Jacob Botashansky -- "Di
lebnsgeshikhte fun a idishn zhurnalist", Buenos Aires,
1942, p. 250.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 6, page 4871.
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