In 1922, Evgeny Vakhtangov directed a production
of The Dybbuk by An-sky (real name S.A. Rapaport) for
the Habimah theater troupe. Although the play was performed in
Hebrew, which Vakhtangov did not know, he was able (with the help
of the Jewish artist Natan Altman) to create a stunning production
of this unusual play.
BELOW LEFT: Altman's sketch for a costume (click
BELOW RIGHT: A scene from The Dybbuk as staged
at the"Habima" studio in 1922 (click on image).
BELOW: Scene from The Dybbuk as staged at the
"Habima" studio in 1922 (click on image).