Img. ID: 13952
The work shows a stage design of an interior of a rich man's house. A broad dais mooved a little bit to the left occupies three quarters of the space. It has a form of a large triangular. A large table covered with a light blue cloth is placed diagonally along its left side. Four black chairs the backs of which are visible are standing behind the table. There are three colomns in the corners of the central triangular: two of them on the foreground and the third is in the depth. On the left colomn there hangs a candelabrum with two candles. Two wide windows with semicircular completion are seen in the wall behind the table. The houses of the shtetl painted on the backdrop can be seen through them. In the depth of the room by the side of the remote column there is a richly decorated aron kodesh. To the right there is a door, a small rectangular window, a curtain and a large stair leading to another door on the second floor. The whole space is overlapped in different directions with the arches of different scales resting upon the columns and walls. ##The work is painted in a blue color scale.
Akselrod, Stage design for "Boitre the Robber" by M.Kulbak | Unknown
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Ukraine | Kyivska obl. | Kyiv (Kiev)
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The work is painted with watercolors with use of white gouache on thick white paper.
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Summary and Remarks
"Boitre the Robber" is a play by Bielorussian jewish writer M.Kulbak. It was staged in Kiev GOSSET in 1936. A year later, after the arrest of M.Kulbak, the play was excluded from the repertoire of the theatre. The events described in the play take place in the beginning of the 19th century. Boitre - a jewish Robin Hood, a defender of poor people, a noble avenger - restores justice in jewish schtetls. The design of the theatre curtain is probably influenced by motives of jewish tombstones -mazevot. (See, for example, D.Goberman "Jewish Tombstones", Moscow, 1993, ill.No.155.) On the back side of the work there was painted a study of stage design "The Wood" for the same play.
1991 brought to Israel.
Main Surveys & Excavations
G.Fedorov "Meir Akslrod", Moscow, p.,19.
| M.Y. 6.1994
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