Theatre Building

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Theatre Building
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
Cernăuţi, Piata Vasile Alexandri Square, Theatre
Agentia Romana Hachette, Bucuresti
Interwar Years (1918-1939)
90х140 mm
Library of the Institute of Ethnology, Lviv
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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ID: 05965
City: Lviv
Date: 1960
Format: 90x140 мм
Creator: J. Taborovskyi
Publisher: Ukrfoto, Kyiv
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
ID: 05988
City: Lviv
Date: 1960-1965
Format: 10x15 cm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Volodymyr Rumyantsev
ID: 11590
City: Horlivka
Date: 1900-1925
Format: Unknown
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Museum of the History of Horlivka
Subject: industrial landscape, theater
ID: 00975
City: Lviv
Date: 1961
Format: Unknown
Creator: S. Yanovskyy
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Central State Kinofotofono Archive after G.S. Pshenychny
Subject: Opera House, Maria Zankovetska Theater, posters, square, street lights, passersby
ID: 03767
City: Chernivtsi
Date: 1919-1935
Format: 120х170 mm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Copyright: Helmut Kusdat
Subject: Czernowitz, Theatre
ID: 00986
City: Lviv
Date: 1964
Format: 17х23 сm
Creator: Unknown
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Mykhailo Tsimerman
Subject: Theater, street, buildings, electric clock, people, car
ID: 11833
City: Lviv
Date: 1958
Format: Unknown
Creator: Sviatoslav Vdovenko
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Juriy Vdovenko
Subject: theatre
ID: 07948
City: Lviv
Date: 1955-1960
Format: 10x15 сm
Creator: Illya Pavlyk
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Oleksandr Korobov
Subject: 1 Travnia street, theater, transport, advertising
ID: 13787
City: Lviv
Date: 1941
Format: Unknown
Creator: Wilhelm Demmer
Publisher: Unpublished resources
Copyright: Dietrich Demmer
Subject: street, avenue, theatre, building, architecture, people, horse, snow, winter