The buzz about 'Hamlet'

The Cameri Theater's production of "Hamlet" heads the list for the 2006 Israel Theater Prize with 10 nominations including Best Play, Best Director and Best Actor.

March 5, 2006 09:49
1 minute read.
hamlet 88

hamlet 88. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Cameri Theater's production of "Hamlet" heads the list for the 2006 Israel Theater Prize with 10 nominations including Best Play, Best Director (Omri Nitzan), and Best Actor (Itai Tiran in the title role). It's followed by "Isabella" from the Beersheva Theater with six nominations including Best Comedy and Best Director (for Yael Ronen, who's also nominated for Best Playwright for her "Plonter" at Bet Lessin). For the first time, the Acre Theater Center is nominated for Best Play with "A Fatal Love Story," having moved from fringe to mainstream status. Leading the nominations race is the Cameri with 16 nods, closely followed by Bet Lessin and the Habimah National Theater with 14, and Gesher is in third place with 10. Indeed, Bet Lessin has most of the top nominations (nine), with two each in the Best and Supporting Actress categories and including Hillel Mittelpunkt's "Thrill" for Best Play and Best Playwright. The YiddiShpiel is also very proud of its five nominations, the most it has ever had, including Best Actor for founding artistic director Shmuel Atzmon, and for Best Entertainment and Musical. This year an unprecedented 117 of the 119 Academy members returned ballots, of which four were disqualified for various reasons. They saw 43 plays altogether. The awards ceremony will not be televised as none of the channels were willing to underwrite the production. The event will take place at Beit Lessin on April 7.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Sarah Silverman
August 26, 2014
Jewish women take home gold at 2014 Emmys