Alexandria’s Nuovo Teatro Alhambra, 1926

12 Dec

A testament to the funky cosmopolitanism of the Mediterranean “Cities We Lost (see Facebook page) and to the strength of Italian regional language cultures — a great juxtaposition of wordliness and provincialism, or the provincial in the cosmopolitan — the Alhambra Theater in Alexandria, one of the city’s first, hosts a travelling theater troupe staging productions in Sicilian dialect:

The stills above are taken from Giorgos Augeropoulos‘ beautiful documentary, Egypt: The Other Homeland | Al Jazeera World, a piece about the Greeks of Alexandria in the 19th and 20th centuries. This documentary was the subject of one of our first Jadde posts:Another people’s exodus from Egypt, posted right around Passover that year.

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