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