Theatre Building



ID number:
02746
Title:
Theatre Building
City:
Description:
Theatre preformances took place in restaurants and hotels until a first theatre was built in Chernivtsi in 1877 in the lower parts of town. In 1905 a new theatre was opened in the city center on Elisabethplatz (also known as Fischplatz), designed by the Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer. It was a house for stage plays and operas for 800 visitors, famous actors and singers from all over Europe performed here. Until 1922 the performances took place mainly in German, then the theatre was violently taken over by a Romanian administration. In 1907 a statue of the poet Friedrich Schiller was erected right in front of the theatre, the little place around it was named Schiller Platz. In the 1922 the monument was transfered to the courtyard of the Deutsches Haus (German People’s House) and later disappeared. The postcard shows the place empty, nowadays it is occupied by a statue of the Ukrainian poet Olga Kobyljanska. In the time between the wars the square was called Piata Vasile Alexandri.
Helmut Kusdat
Subject:
Cernăuţi, Piata Vasile Alexandri Square, Theatre
Creator:
Unknown
Publisher:
Agentia Romana Hachette, Bucuresti
Date:
Interwar Years (1918-1939)
Format:
90х140 mm
Copyright:
Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
Collection:
Category:
Technique:
Inscriptions:
On obverse:
In Romanian: 2510_Cernauti
On reverse:
In Romanian: Cernăuţi, Teatrul National. Depozitul general. Agentia Romana Hachette. – Bucuresti. Romania.
In German: Czernovitz (sic!), Nationaltheater

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