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"Between Two Worlds": The Dybbuk and the Japanese Noh and Kabuki Ghost Plays


Zvika Serper


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The Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds by S. Ansky (Shlomo Rapoport) is the most renowned production by Ha’bimah (The Stage), Israel’s National Theater. It premiered in 1922 in Moscow, staged by Ha’bimah, which was a Russian-Jewish company at the time, with the advice and support of Constantin Stanislavski. The play was performed in Hebrew and directed by the Russian-Armenian Yevgeny Vakhtangov shortly before he died. Since then it has been staged more than one thousand times, reviving Vakhtangov’s direction, and has become probably the most famous Jewish and Israeli play.

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