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  • 1. Amusement Vivian Melder Tallinn’s 21.School (Estonia) Paris, 2013
  • 2. Introduction to Estonian Amusement • Estonia’s ethnical culture really boomed at the end of the 19th century. That is the period, when our culture started moving forward in a very great and rapid way. We suddenly realized we are a people, who want to govern themselves, want their own music, theatre, dance... That is why we call the years from 1860-1880 The Era of Awakening.
  • 3. Estonian National Opera One of the examples of beautiful Estonian architecture is theatre „Estonia“, or the Estonian National Opera. See, with this cultural boom, a lot of groups of Estonians started forming different societies, where they got together to dance, sing, read poetry and act. All of this they did in Estonian, of course. The song and drama society "Estonia" was founded in 1870. This was the beginning of what has become the current-day Estonian National Opera. Play-acting was taken up in 1871, although theatre as a tradition did not really come into being until 1895, when the society began to direct song plays, folk plays and comedies, usually with singing and dancing. By the start of the 20th century more serious drama was being staged. In 1906, the society became the basis for the professional theatre called „Estonia“ founded by the directors and actors Paul Pinna and Theodor Altermann. The company started to work toward building a grand and beautiful theatre. With the help of many donations, they accompliced this task outstandingly. There was an architectual contest for the design, which was won by architects Armas Lindgren and Wivi Lönni. The theatre has a 874-seated theatre hall and 1200-seat concert hall, and back then also some shops, casinos and a restaurant. The whole building was very dramatic and regal. It was opened on the 24th of august 1913. The first play ever to be performed was William Shakespeare’s „Hamlet“. Also worth mentioning is that the first parliament of Estonia-The Constitusional Assembily- came together in „Estonia“ as well.
  • 4. Estonian National Opera Unfortunately, the theatre got hit by the Soviet Union air force bombing in 1944 and caught fire. After the war it was rebuilt following the vision of Alar Kotli. Drama plays were actually only performed until 1949, after that „Estonia“ became a music theatre. Nowadays the theatre is still in use and produces world-class opera and ballet. The tickets are bought ahead about a month or so. The Estonian people, aside from being a singing nation, are also a people with a very strong „theatre culture“. It is normal for our students to go to the opera and ballet once a school year with their class, not to mention going to a play once or even twice every term.
  • 5. Linnahall This is an example of architecture from the Soviet period. Linnahall is a concert/sports venue in Tallinn, Estonia. It is situated on the harbour, just beyond the walls of the Old Town. Linnahall was completed in 1980. The story of its construction is: The 22nd Summer Olympic Games were hosted in Moscow in 1980. As located inland, Moscow had no suitable venue which to stage the sailing events at. This task fell to Tallinn, the capital of Estonian SSR (soviet socialist republic). Apart from the main venue for the sailing event, Pirita Yachting Centre, a lot of other sports and entertainment facilities were built during preparations for the Olympics. One of them was the Palace of Culture and Sport named after Lenin, which was later renamed to its present name – Linnahall.
  • 6. Linnahall
  • 7. Kultuurikatel
  • 8. The Puppet Theatre
  • 9. Nokia Concert Hall