Biberovych, Ivan

Biberovych, Ivan [Біберович, Іван; Biberovyč], b 21 August 1854 in Kolomyia, Galicia, d 15 November 1920 in Kolomyia. Stage actor, who usually played heroic roles, and theater director; husband of Ivanna Biberovych. He began his career on the stage of the Ruska Besida Theater in Lviv in 1874. In 1882–92 he was director at the theater (along with Ivan Hrynevetsky until 1888). From 1902 he worked in amateur theater in Kolomyia. His notable roles included: Petro in Ivan Kotliarevsky's Natalka Poltavka (Natalka from Poltava), Hryts in Mykhailo Starytsky's Oi ne khody, Hrytsiu... (Don't Go to Parties, Hryts), and Pavlo Polubotok in Osyp Barvinsky's play of that title. He staged many Western European plays.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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