Rotbaum, Jacob

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ROTBAUM, JACOB (1901– ), Polish producer. Born in Warsaw, Rotbaum acted with experimental groups and traveled in Europe and in the U.S. Returning to Warsaw, he worked during the 1930s as a professional producer. His first important production was Roar China by the Soviet writer S.M. Tretyakov. This was followed by Itzik *Manger's The Three Hotzmachs (based on *Goldfaden) for the Yung Theater, and Shalom Aleichem's Groser Gevins. He also worked in the Polish theater and produced N.F. Pogodin's Man with the Gun (1938). After World War ii he again produced on the Polish stage.

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"Mayn Tsuzamenarbet mit'n Yiddishen Melukhe Poylen," in: 25 yor yiddisher Meluche teater in Folks-Poylen (1949–1974), 23–32 (Yiddish); 34–35 (English); 35–36 (Polish).