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
 

B. Natan
(Natan Breytman)

 

Born on 16 September 1899 in Warsaw, Poland. His parents were contractors with the Russian military. He learned in a cheder and graduated Meizler's real gymnasium in Warsaw.

From age seven to fourteen he sang with Cantor Sirota in the Tlomackie synagogue, and as a child in the Yiddish theatre with Kaminski.

In 1913 he participated as "De Silva" in the children's production of "Uriel Acosta" under the actor H. Feynshteyn's direction, then N. acted with "amateurs" in Warsaw until 1922, when he found himself in Vienna, performing there as a professional in the melodrama "Tsrus fun yidn in galitsye". After acting for several months he traveled together with his brother's (Paul) troupe across Rumania, where he acted for two years, one season with Potocka, went on a tour with Pribyaga's revue, and in Vienna performed again with his brother, with whom he followed the same route since the guest appearance in South Africa. Later he settled in South Africa.
 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 2, page 1396.
 

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