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Yiddish State Theater performs Shakespeare's King Lear starring Mikhoels

Film | Accession Number: 1989.343.1 | RG Number: RG-60.0069 | Film ID: 140
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Filmed version of Yiddish State Art Theater (Moscow) production of King Lear, starring Solomon Mikhoels as Lear and Benjamin Zuskin as the Fool. Wide shots of curtained stage and opening of curtains to reveal throne. Grand entrance for Lear. MS of Lear giving speech in Yiddish, daughter and Fool on either side of throne. King Lear's first speech in the play (Act I, Scene 1), refers to dividing the kingdom in three... that strife may be prevented... : "Meantime we shall express our darker purpose. Give me the map there."

Genre
Unedited
Duration
00:01:42
Event Date
1930s
Locale
Moscow, Soviet Union
Language
Yiddish
Genre/Form
Unedited.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Chronos-Media Filmarchiv
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