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Along with the original furnishings, theatrical mamorablia, as well as old photographs are exhibited, creating a nostalgic atmosphere

Budapest Gizi Bajor Theatre Museum

Address: 12th district, Stromfeld Aurél utca

How to get there: Bus 105, Tram 59

Open: 2pm-6pm Thu-Sun

 

The museum is hosted in a little mansion, called "villa", previously owned by Gizi Bajor. The building was home to a good number of stars of the Hungarian theatre and cinema, such as Hilda Gobbi, Mari Jászai and Emilia Márkus. Along with the original furnishings, theatrical mamorablia, as well as old photographs are exhibited, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The first exhibition chamber was set up in 1951, by Hilda Gobbi, who invited the rest of the outstanding 20th century artists to dwell here, and in 1990, moved in as well.

 

The permanent exhibition, arranged on the first floor, includes the memorial rooms of the artists mentioned above. As visitors walk through the oeuvre of the four actresses, they glimpse into more than 100 years of the history of the National Theatre.

 

The exhibition was re-arranged, and re-opened in the autumn of 2002. The second floor includes a room, named "Musical Branches (Operetta)", introducing the following stars of the theatre stage: Lujza Blaha, Sári Fedák, Hanna Honthy, the Latabárs, János Sárdi, and Róbert Rátonyi, along with the composers: Jenő Huszka, Imre Kálmán, Ferenc Lehár. It also provides a description of the theatre itself.

 

Four rooms are situated on the fourth floor, where the birth process of theatrical performances is being demonstrated. "Beyond the secrets" tells about the actor's relationship with the other artists: writers, directors, and designers. Visitors can learn more about the process of learning a script, the methods of establishing a role, the set and the customs, the "dress up" of a performance, and the relationship between the actor and the audience. Famous shows are also featured in the exhibition.

 

The "Dance Art" room includes Dance-archives, the autonym collection of the motion art from Valéria Dienes and Olga Szentpál to Mária Mirovszki, the representatives of ballet from the 1880s to nowadays (Anna Pallai, Imre Eck), and the exceptional representatives of the Hungarian Dance Art (Iván Szabó, Miklós Rábai, László Vásárhelyi) following 1945.

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