Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s
Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s
Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s
Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s
Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s
Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s
Unique Collection of Early Hebrew Theatre Performances Including Capek’s R.U.R.

Photo Album of The HaOhel and Habima Theatres’ Performances From The 1930’s

[early 1930s]. 16 original, vintage, black and white photographs in various sizes and 7 original playbills. In original red cloth. 16 album card leaves. Album page size: 220 × 160 mm. The binding is somewhat worn, with slight foxing. The photographs are in good condition. Title of performance on the reverse of the photographs in Hebrew in pencil. Some photographs are detached, two probably missing. Some album leaves are detached. Overall in good condition.

Album of the performances of the pioneers of Jewish theatre, the HaOhel and Habima theatres, with photographs from the R.U.R.

The album contains photographs of four theatre plays: Karel Capek’s R.U.R that premiered in the HaOhel theatre in 1930, Stefan Zweig’s Jeremiah, that was on stage in the same theatre from 1929, and two productions of the Habima theatre: Twelfth Night or What You Will by William Shakespeare, first played there in 1930, and H. Leivick’s Chains, that premiered in 1931.

Karel Capek’s (1890–1938) 1920 sci-fi play “R.U.R.” (short for “Rossum’s Universal Robots”) introduced the word “robot”, as the name for artificial workers, derived from the Czech “robota” (forced labour). The play was on stage in the HaOhel from 1929. THe HaOhel, founded in 1925 as the Workers' Theatre of Palestine, was a socialist theatre with a repertoire of proletarian and biblical plays.

The Habima theatre was founded by Nahum Zemach (1887–1939) in 1912 as the world’s first professional Hebrew theatre. After touring in Palestine in 1928–29, the theatre settled in Tel Aviv in 1931. Habima became the national theatre of Israel in 1958.

The album also includes the original playbills of seven Habima theatre productions: The Golem and Chains by H. Leivick, The Eternal Jew by David Pinski, Uriel Acosta by Karl Gutzkow, Moliére’s Tartuffe, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or What You Will and The Sacred Flame by Somerset Maugham.

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Price: €4,000.00

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