אגדת שלושה וארבעה / Aggadat Sheloshah ve-Arba'ah
(=The Legend of Three and Four)

Habima theatre play of 1960
with Esther Ofarim

אגדת שלושה וארבעה אסתר עופרים הבמה

Esther Ofarim - Habima - "The Legend of Three and Four" - 1960
(Esther is on the left)

In 1960 Esther played the role of "Katzia" in "The legend of three and four" 
at the Habima theatre in Tel Aviv. There she sang melodies of composer Amiran.

 

Creators:

By: Leah Goldberg
According to HN Bialik
Directed by Shraga Friedman
Scenery and costumes: Arnon Adar
Music: Emmanuel Amiran (Pugachev)

Actors:

The parrot: Shlomo Bar Shavit
King Solomon: Gideon Singer
King of Tire: David Baruch
King of Moab: Yehuda Efroni, Avner Chizkiyahu
King of the Ammonites: Isaac (Izo) Bareket
King of Egypt: Shlomo Brock
Katsia the daughter of the king of Edom: Esther Ofarim
Natanya Ben Malkishua: Yossi Banai
Saris A: Shmuel (Mola) Rodensky
Saris B: Shmuel Segal
Saris C: Israel Rubinchik
Snake: Sammy Molcho
Melchishou the Zevuloni


Reviews:



"The poet Leah Goldberg adapted the legend and gave it a dramatic, faithful form, which reduced it, sometimes too much, to the gradual structure." Shraga Friedman, the director, did a great job but was not perfect. And his aspiration to bring up a classic play, which requires a lot of artistic means. Emmanuel Amiran composed the music, he was amazing and his songs and sounds are full of Mizrahi charm.

Esther is a playwright, gentle and sad, singing quietly and calmly. The appearance of Gideon Singer corresponds to the royal figure. His speech is handsome, his poetry is barren and his simple play inspires respect and respect. The appearance of Rodensky, Segal and Rubinczik is amusing and delightful. Rubenchik knows how to discover in the dramatic passages his ability and talents.

The echo of education. 30.06.1960

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"Nachum Buchman appears in the renewed play in the form of King Solomon Gideon Singer, who is indeed a more developed and powerful tenor, but as an actor, his impression is not evident on the stage, and his role has been drastically reduced to a decorative performance. Shlomo Ben-Shavit plays the parrot and is the only one who brings a little humor to the play.

The mimes Shlomo (Sami) Molcho wriggles and whispers like a snake in accordance with his role. An important role is known in a play by composer Immanuel Amiran. Rarely do you hear Arabic sounds and yet are so consistent with the text and the spirit of the play as this time. This is Hebrew music that reverberates in the Bible. The young singer Esther Ofarim (from the "Ofarim" pair), who plays the character of Katzia, plays with grace and delicacy the beautiful melodies of Amiran.
Which will be enlightened.
 

"Latest news". 24.03.1960


אבי עופרים Abraham Reichstadt abi reichstadt reichstat esther zaied zaid אסתר עופרים לאיתי רייכשטט אסתר רייכשטאט אסתר רייכשטט ריכשטט אסתר זייד העופרים הרצליה Herzlia אתי עופריםאתי רייכשטט העופרים

Original Hebrew info here 

www.esther-ofarim.de