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
 

Abraham Bren

 

B. was born in Warsaw, Poland. In the year 1904-5 he was one of the Jewish activist members of P.P.S. Through his acquaintance with Avraham Itzhak Kaminski B. had entered into Yiddish theatre, and in 1915 he built together with H. Ryba the Central Theatre in Warsaw (Lesno 2), where B. until 1926 was the director. The Central Theatre was the hottest of the pure Yiddish theatres for translated dramas, operetta and comedies.

In 1926 B. had to closed the theatre because the government had sold off the building for its own purposes. B. then tried to build a second Yiddish theatre, but he was disrupted by the city government, and after suffering through a great material loss, he was forced to immigrate to Brazil.

Here B. attempted to found a permanent Yiddish theatre, but after three months, he withdraw his plan, and was content with arranging from time to time Yiddish productions.

In 1929 B. passed away in Brazil.


Sh. E. from his son Itzhak Bren.

  • Michael Weichert -- "Teater un drama", I, p. 60.

  • A teatral -- Finf un tsvantsig yohr idish teater fun h' a. Bren, "Brazilianer idishe prese", rio de janeiro, 23 December 1927.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 249.
 

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