Bernard Sobel

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Bernard Sobel
Born 1887
Attica, Indiana
Died 1964 (aged 76–77)
New York, New York
Occupation Author, Publicist
Genre Drama

Bernard Sobel (1887 – 1964) was an American playwright, a drama critic for the New York Mirror, an author of a number of books on theatre and theatre history, and a publicist.


Among his clients were Florenz Ziegfeld, Charles Dillingham, A. L. Erlanger, and Lee, Sam, and Jacob Shubert.[1]

A collection of Bernard Sobel's papers from 1923-1962 is in the possession of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

He was born in Attica, Indiana[1] and died in New York, New York.[2]

Select Works[edit]


  • Jennie Knows (1913)
  • Mrs. Bompton's Dinner Party (1913)
  • There's Always A Reason (1913)




  1. ^ a b Bordman, Gerald Martin; Hischak, Thomas S., eds. (2004), "Bernard Sobel", The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, New York: Oxford University Press, p. 580, ISBN 978-0-19-516986-7, OCLC 53138731 
  2. ^ "Necrology", Wisconsin alumnus (Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Alumni Association) 65 (8), May 1964: 31, OCLC 6525962