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The Habima in New York

The Cast of Characters of "Jacob's Dream"
 

Elisheva Factorowitch  ...............
Naum Zemach .............................
L. Warshawer ..............................
Miriam Goldin ..............................
Chana Hendler..............................
Benno Schneider .........................
E. Bertonow .................................
Winiar-Katchur .............................
Aron Meskin ................................
Winiar-Katchur  ............................
Tamar Robins ..............................
I. Golland .... ................................
I. Govinskaya ..............................
Miriam Goldin .............................
D. Itkin .........................................
Benjamin Zemach  ......................
 
Rebecca
Esau
Jacob
Basmuth
Ahalibama
Shamartu
Idnibahal
The Stream
The Rock
First Angel
Second Angel
Gabriel
Raphael
Uriel
Michael
Semal
"JACOB'S DREAM, a play in three acts, by Richard Beer-Hoffman, with music by M. Milner. Staged by B. M. Sushkewitch; settings by R. R. Falk. Presented in Hebrew by the Moscow Theatre Habima. At the Mansfield Theatre."


 

From the NY Times review,
"Habima Players Act 'Jacob's Dream'"
January 4, 1927


"Courage--simple courage--is certainly a pre-eminent quality of the Habima players from Moscow whose third offering to an American audience was seen last night. Out of a modern literary piece by Richard Beer-Hoffman--a modern literary piece all the more because it is founded on the biblical story of the blessing which Jacob contrived with Rebecca's assistance to filch from his brother Esau--they have constructed a stage piece which does not shrink from making men and angels equally concrete. Nay, they deal thus not with angles only but the four great archangels that guard God's throne--Gabriel, Michael, Raphael and Uriel--while the fallen archangel Semael, whom Christians call Sathanas, joins in the debate. There they are collected about young Jacob on the mountain top where, according to the Scriptures, he went to wrestle with the Lord. Hence the title 'Jacob's Dream.'

That is the effect, at least, on the auditor and spectator who is without Hebrew. the words which deal with the effects of the stolen blessing on the children of Israel--the privilege and the penalty, the glory and the tragedy of being a chosen people apart--have, of course, an emotional and poetical magic of their own which the childish spectacle could hardly tend to heighten..."

 

 

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