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Henri Tarlo (b. 1898)



Henry Tarlo in Sholem Asch's Motke the Thief


Henri Tarlo (b. 1898)


Born in Warsaw, Tarlo went to an all-boys gymnasium and eventually fell in with an amateur theater group. He acted with Hazamir and played the role of Mendl in Hirshbeyn's Carcass under Dovid Herman's direction and attended classes with the Polish actor-directo Zelverovitsh. He also acted on the Polish stage. For a time, Tarlo was a member of the Vilner Troupe and performed in Romania. In 1926, he devoted himself to directing and introduced the theatrical works of the Italian playwrights Pirandello and Niccodemi in his own translation to Yiddish audiences. In 1929, he became the resident director of the state theater in Kharkov. 


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