Lives in the Yiddish
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN
THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"
Avraham Yakov Papyrna
P. was born on 30 August
1840 in Kapulits, Minsk Gubernia, White Russia, into an
[yekhus'diker] family, and under the influence of his
education he went away for twenty-two years away to
Zhitomir, where he entered into the rabbinical school,
and he completed [his studies] in 1865 in Vilna.
Later he became one of the
prominent representatives of the educational movement in
Russia, and he participated in the Hebrew and
Russian-Yiddish press. He also composed learning books
The significance of this in
the history of the Yiddish theatre is his memoirs "Di
ershte idshe drame un der ershter yudisher spektakel" (
my memories about A. Goldfaden), published i "Pnks"
In 1918 P. passed away in
Zalmen Reyzen -- "Leksikon
fun der yidisher literatur (Lexicon of Yiddish
Literature)", Vol. II, pp. 868-70
B. Gorin -- "Di Geshikhte
fun idishn teater (The History of the Yiddish
Theatre)", Vol. I, pp. 98, 137-143.
Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the "Lexicon
of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig,
Volume 3, page 1649.
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