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Das Moskauer jüdische Akademische Theater
[Only Ed. - Theater]
Verlag Die Schmiede
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Only edition. 21 pp., [23 plates], 238:167 mm., wide crisp margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed on spine.
History of the Moscow Habima Company (repertory theater company) founded in Moscow in 1917 as the first professional Hebrew theater in the world, and now the National Theater of Israel. Its initiator was Nahum David Zemach, who was joined by Menahem Gnessin and the actress Hannah Rovina in Warsaw, but World War I halted their efforts. They met again in Moscow in 1917 and were soon joined by a number of young Jewish actors. Their idea was not simply to found a theater but to give expression to the revolutionary change in the situation of the Jewish people and especially to the revival of Hebrew. Zemach turned to the great Russian theater director Konstantin Stanislavski and adopted his famous "method." It was, in fact, their idealism which enabled the Habimah actors to overcome the great initial difficulties, first of all the economic problem of the revolutionary period.
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