SH. BARBER (SHMUEL BERBER) (b. 1881)
Born in Lask (Łask), near Lodz, Poland, he was the son of a musician. He studied in religious elementary school. In 1892 he came to the United States. From 1903 he was living in London, where he became a professional musician and also wrote dramas which were performed: Der moderner shaylok (Modern Shylock), Der sod fun a froy (A wife’s secret), Di frukht fun zind (The fruit of sin), Di nekome fun a froy (A wife’s revenge), Di kraft fun yeytser hore (The might of the evil inclination), and Milkhome-karbones (Victims of war).
Sources: Z. Zilbertsvayg, Teater-leksikon, vol. 1; Morris Meyer, Yidisher teater in London (Yiddish theater in London) (1942), p. 239.