AMSTERDAM (Jan. 23)
The Jessner troupe, a touring company of exiled Jewish actors under, the direction of Prof. Leopold Jessner, fomous stage manager, has suddenly been dissolved. The news has caused quite a sensation in artistic circles all the more as secrecy prevails about the motives of the dissolution. Some papers claim t that Jwssner’s new assignment as stage manager of the “Rotterdamsche Hoofdstad Toonel,” a leading the atre, is responsible for the dissolution. The manager of this theatre, Herr Cor van der Lugt-Melsert, however, denied the report that he had engaged Jessner only on condition that he give up the work with his troupe. The impresaroi Herr Ernst Krauss admitted that the troupe had been dissolved until further notice but refrained from any comment.Prof. Jessner will now direct Schiller’s “Wilhelm Tell” in Rotterdam, but with Dutch actors.