- Jewish Theatre in Warsaw
The Ester Rachel Kamińska and Ida Kamińska State Jewish Theater (in Polish "Teatr Żydowski im. Estery Racheli i Idy Kamińskich") is a state theatrical institution in
Warsaw, the capital city of Poland. It was named after the Theatre's founder and patron Ester Rachela Kamińskaand Academy Award-nominated actress Ida Kaminska, her daughter. Ester Rachela is called "The Mother of the Jewish Theatre". [ [http://edit.diapozytyw.pl/en/site/ludzie/ester_rachel_kaminska Dia-Pozytyw: People, Biographical Profiles ] ] The Kamińskis are the most famous actresses of the Theatre. The Theatre is the only institution in the Worldwhere plyas are shown regular in Yiddish language.
The State Jewish Theater was formed in
1950from two theater troupes which performed in Wrocławand Łódźin 1945-50. The theater worked in both cities over the next few years and gave guest performances across Poland. In 1955, it moved to Warsaw permanently. Ever since its inception, the theater has sought to continue the rich traditions of prewar Jewish theatrical stages in Poland. Plays at the theater are shown in Polish and Yiddish (headphones with Polish translation are available).
The theater cultivates the creativity of great Jewish drama. Its repertoire features the best works by
Abraham Goldfaden, Mendele-Moykher Sforim, Sholom Aleichem, Isaac Leib Peretzand Jacob Gordin.
The director of the Theatre is since 1970 also its actor
[http://www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl/ Official website of the Jewish State Theatre in Warsaw, in Polish and English]
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