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
 

Max Brin

 

B. was born on 16 July 1884 in Lodz, Poland, to pious parents. He learned in modern cheders and in a private school. He worked in a manufacturing business. The Ebenholtz chorus recommended him as a chorus singer in the Apollo Theatre under the direction of Kaminski-Berman, but thereafter as he was in Lodz, it became forbidden to act in Yiddish theatre, and B. returned as an employee in a manufacturing business.

In 1905 B. entered into Zandberg's in the Grand Theatre, where he acted in small roles. In 1906 he traveled on a tour across Poland with the united troupe of the Muranover Theatre. In 1908 he acted with Julius Adler in a tour across Russia. In 1909 he acted in Belgium, Paris, London and Buenos Aires, where he also had the opportunity to act with Moshkovitsh, then he returned to Russia and at the end of 1913, for a short time he acted with Julius Adler in Warsaw. Due to the war, he became mobilized, and he fled to Lemberg, where he acted until the Revolution, and he was engaged to Warsaw in "Venus" and then in the Skala with Adler in Lodz. B. then organized by himself a tour across the [Rand] area, participating later in the Tselmeister-Picon troupe in Warsaw, guest-starring across Poland by himself and with Kanievska-Breitman, participating in Adler's dramatic troupe across Poland, traveling then with Kainevska-Breitman to South Africa, South America and he came back to Poland, where he acted for a short time, then in Vienna, 1928 -- in Rumania, Bessarabia and Vienna.

 

B. also writes from time to time actual couplets from well-known melodies.

Specialty: Comical characters.


M. E.

  • Ver zeynen unzere shoyshpiler? -- "Ta"k", Lodz, 5, 1922.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 245.
Max Brin's amended Lexicon biography appears in Volume 5, but has yet to been translated.
 

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