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The Habima Theater is the first Hebrew theater, one of the best in Israel.
In 1912, Menachem Gnesin and Tsemakh assembled an amateur group in Bialystok called the Hebrew Drama Group. Soon the group staged the play"The Eternal Wanderer", which was played in 1913 in Vienna. Although the reception was lukewarm, the reviews from critics were positive.
In 1917,"Habima" was founded in Moscow by the Hebrew teacher Naum Tsemakh together with Hana Rovina and Menachem Gnesin. The play"Dibbuk" becomes the first performance performed by"Habima". In the early years, Habima staged original plays written specifically for the theater.
In 1922, most of the actors were repatriated to Palestine, where they continued their theatrical activities. In 1958, the theater was given the status of the National State Theater of Israel.
Until 1945, the theater, which has been staging significant modern and classical works for many years, had no competitors, until it appeared here in Tel Aviv the Cameri theater.
The Cameri was the first theater in Israel to offer a native Israeli local alternative to the Habima theater - the theater actors were much younger, the Hebrew was freer, and the spirit of the performances moved away from Eastern European influence, characteristic of"Habima".
And today these two theaters differ in style from each other:"Habima" still puts on works of world classics along with adaptations of works from Europe and the United States and plays by Israeli masters; and"Cameri" continues to work with actual,
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Topic: National Theater of Israel”Habima” in Israel, Tel Aviv resort.