Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Paul Breitman

 

B. was born on 5 May 1890 in Warsaw, Poland. His father was a contractor for the Russian military.

He learned in a cheder, completing a Russian city school and a two-class gymnasium.

 At the age of eleven he became a choir boy with a cantor, then he became the alto soloist in the Nozyk's shul, until he lost his children's voice, and then he entered into the chorus of Kaminski and Libert in the Bagatela (Theatre), where there soon came small roles, but when the troupe crossed over to the Jardin d'Hiver, he returned to the chorus. Then he traveled to Bernstein in Lublin, where he performed as an actor ("Barukh" in "Dr. Yozelman). After acting there for a season, B. joined Becker's, then in Lublin in the United Troupe of Nozyk-Zhelazo-Krause, and he became engaged for Warsaw in the Muranow Theatre (Meyerson, Rappel, Kaminski, Serotsky) as a singer-actor, performing as "Yermayahu" in "Churbn yerushalim (The Destruction of Jerusalem)" . After acting there for a certain time, B. crossed over to the Sabsey troupe, where he acted for two seasons. In 1911 he acted with Krause in Constantinople and Rumania, then with Kompaneyets in Warsaw, a short time with Fishzon and individual seasons with Adler-Serotsky in Lodz and with them in Warsaw. In wartime, B. acted in Russia, at the end of 1920 B. acted with a united troupe operating in Europe and in Constantinople.

 

He toured around in concerts in Italy and after acting for a short time (due to a typhus sickness) in Vienna, he guest-starred in Rumania, acting in Paris and in London with Joseph Kessler, guest-starring with Viera Kanievska and Max Brin in their own troupe in South Africa and South America, later they guest-starred in Vienna, Rumania and the entire 1928 in Vienna.

Specialty: Singing lover.


M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 244.
 

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