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Lot #    13352
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:48:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Das Moskauer jüdische Akademische Theater
Author    [Only Ed. - Theater]
City    Berlin
Publisher    Verlag Die Schmiede
Publication Date    1928
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   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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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Theater
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica