Thursday, 30 June 2016

Le Vieil Homme written by Georges de Porto-Riche and produced at the Renaissance Theatre, Paris in January 1911

Some scenes from the five-act play of Le Vieil Homme (The Old Man, first published in 1911) written by the French playwright Georges de Porto-Riche (1849-1930) and produced at the Renaissance Theatre (théâtre de la Renaissance), Paris in January 1911










"Rehearsal of Le Vieil Homme. Scan from Femina, 15 December 1910. Lantelme is second on the right. The last one on the right is Alice Vermell (or Vermel, Vermeil – spellings are different. Here she’s called Vernell). This actress was one of few guests at the yacht L’Aimée in July 1911 and could know why Lantelme died. At the trial (when Lantelme’s husband Alfred Edwards was accused of murder) she supported the version of accident. On the same photo we also see writer Porto-Riche, madame Simone and other actors."

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Blanchette (1892) written by the French playwright Eugène Briex and produced at the Comédie-Française, Paris in1930

Some scene from Blanchette (first published in 1892) written by the French playwright Eugène Briex (1858-1932) and produced  at the Comédie-Française, Paris in1930

The First Act
 
The Third Act
 
The Fourth Act





 

Brand written by the Norwegian playwrigyt Henrick Ibsen (1828-1906) and produced in Moscow? with KACHALOV GERMANOVA

A scene from Brand written by the Norwegian playwrigyt Henrick Ibsen (1828-1906) and produced in Moscow? with KACHALOV GERMANOVA



Monday, 27 June 2016

Les Honnêtes Femmes written by Henri Becque and performed at the théâtre du Gymnase, Paris in November 1880

A scene from the tenth act of Les Honnêtes Femmes (first published in 1880) written by the French playwright Henri Becque (1837-1899) and performed at  the théâtre du Gymnase, Paris in November 1880


Sunday, 26 June 2016

La Parisienne (The Woman of Paris, 1885) written by Henri Becque and performed at Théâtre Antoine in 1904

A scene from La Parisienne (The Woman of Paris, first published in 1885) written by the French playwright Henri Becque (1837-1899) and performed at Théâtre Antoine in November 1904


Les Caprices de Marianne (1833) written by Alfred de Musset and performed at Comédie-Française in 1905

Scenes from the first and fourth acts of Les Caprices de Marianne (first published in 1833) written by the French playwright Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) and performed at Comédie-Française in 1905

The Fourth Act

The First Act


Friday, 24 June 2016

Stage-designs for On ne badine pas avec l’amour (No Trifling with Love, first published in 1834) written by Alfred de Musset and produced at Comédie- Française in 1923

Stage-designs for On ne badine pas avec l’amour (No Trifling with Love, first published in 1834) written by the French playwright Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) and produced at Comédie- Française in 1923




"Musset a choisi d'écrire pour la lecture depuis l'échec de la représentation de la Nuit vénitienne en 1830 : le texte est publié dans la Revue des deux Mondes en 1834 et en volume en 1840. La première représentation de On ne badine pas avec l'amour a lieu en 1861 (après la mort de l'auteur en 1857) mais il faudra attendre 1923 pour voir monter la version originale complète."


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Stage-design by Prof. Baranovsky? for Spiegelmensch (Mirrorman, 1920) written by Viktor Werfel and directed by Arwin Kronaher? at the Altes Theater, Leipzig in 1921

Stage-design by Prof. Baranovsky? for Spiegelmensch (Mirrorman, first published in 1920) written by the German playwright Viktor Werfel (1890-1945) and directed by Arwin Kronaher? at the Altes Theater, Leipzig in 1921



"Alma Mahler (1879-1964)  15-10-1921 World premiere of Franz Werfel's play "Der Spiegelmensch” (Mirrorman) in Leipzig. Further staging in Vienna books little success." 

Glaube und Heimat (1910) written by Karl Schönherr and produced at the Deutsches Volkstheater in Wien around 1910

Some scenes from Glaube und Heimat (first published in 1910) written by the German playwright Karl Schönherr (1867-1943) and produced at the Deutsches Volkstheater in Wien around 1910






"Das im Untertitel als »Tragödie eines Volkes« bezeichnete Schauspiel »Glaube und Heimat« von Karl Schönherr (1867-1943), uraufgeführt am 17. Dezember am Deutschen Volkstheater in Wien, wird einer der größten Bühnenerfolge in der Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg. Schönherr gestaltet mit virtuoser Technik und zum Teil reißerischer Dramaturgie das Schicksal österreichischer Protestanten zur Zeit der Gegenreformation: Innerhalb von zwei Tagen müssen alle Lutheraner ihrem Glauben abschwören oder die Heimat verlassen."

Monday, 20 June 2016

Der grüne Kakadu (The Green Cockatoo, 1898) written by the German playwright Arthur Schnitzler and directed by Iden Payne at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in 1926?

A scene of Der grüne Kakadu (The Green Cockatoo, first published in 1898) written by the German playwright Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) and directed by Iden Payne at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in 1926?


 

Stage design of Der grüne Kakadu (1898) written by Arthur Schnitzler for the persomance at Berlin around 1910

Stage design of Der grüne Kakadu (first published in 1898) written by the German playwright Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) for the persomance at Berlin around 1910



Illustrations for Der Tor und der Tod (Death and the Fool, first published in 1893) written and drawn by Hugo von Hofmansthal in 1924

Illustrations for Der Tor und der Tod (Death and the Fool, first published in 1893) written and drawn by the German playwright Hugo von Hofmansthal (1874-1929) in 1924






Der Tor und der Tod (Death and the Fool, 1893) written by Hugo von Hofmansthal and performed at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin in 1908

A scene from Der Tor und der Tod (Death and the Fool, first published in 1893) written by the German playwright Hugo von Hofmansthal (1874-1929 ) and performed at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin in 1908


1908,03,30Berliner Aufführung von Der Tor und Tod in den Kammerspielen des ‚Deutschen Theaters‘ durch Max Reinhardt, Musik für die Geige des Todes von Eugen d’Albert

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Die Verbrecher (The Criminals, 1929) written by Ferdinand Bruckner and directed by Helmut Hilbert? at the Deutschen Theater, Berlin with the stage-design by Greeze? in 1931

Some scenes from Die Verbrecher (The Criminals, first published in 1929) written by the German playwright Ferdinand Bruckner (1891-1958) and directed by Helmut Hilbert? at the Deutschen Theater, Berlin with the stage-design by Greeze?  in 1931




"Ferdinand Bruckner hatte die "Heroische Komödie" Hermine Körner überlassen, die, jetzt Schauspielerin und Regisseuse der Württembergischen Staatstheater, schon ein Bruckner-Stück aus der Taufe hob: Sie spielte 1931 in der Uraufführung am Deutschen Theater in Berlin die "Elisabeth ... Mit seinen Erstlingswerken "Krankheit der Jugend" und "Verbrecher" hatte Ferdinand Bruckner vieldiskutierten ..."

Friday, 17 June 2016

Erster Klasse (The First Class, first published in 1910) written by Ludwig Thoma (1867-1921) and directed Royd Heizer? at the Brandenburg Theater in 1910?

A scene from Erster Klasse (The First Class, first published in 1910) written by the German playwright Ludwig Thoma (1867-1921) and directed Royd Heizer? at the Brandenburg Theater in 1910?



Trommeln in der Nacht (Drums in the Night, 1919) written by Bertolt Brecht and produced at Münchner Kammerspiele under the direction of Otto Falckenberg with the stage-design by Otto Reinhart in 1922

A scene of the second act of Trommeln in der Nacht (Drums in the Night, first published in 1919) written by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and produced at Münchner Kammerspiele under the direction of Otto Falckenberg (1873-1947) with the stage-design by Otto Reinhart  in 1922






Program for premiere of Bertolt Brecht's first produced play, the "comedy in five acts", Drums in the Night, Munich Kammerspiele, starring Erwin Faber in the role of Andreas Kragler, Sept 29, 1922.


"Am 29. September 1922 erfolgte schließlich die Uraufführung in den Münchner Kammerspielen unter der Regie von Otto Falckenberg, womit Trommeln in der Nacht das erste aufgeführte Stück Brechts war. Bei der Uraufführung hingen im Zuschauerraum Plakate mit Aufschriften wie „Glotzt nicht so romantisch“. Schauspieler waren unter anderem Maria Koppenhöfer, Erwin Faber, Hans Leibelt und Kurt Horwitz. Zu den Premierengästen gehörte Karl Valentin."