Friday, 21 April 2017

A play written by Carl Sternheim and produced in Berlin around 1920

A scene from a play written by the German palywright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced in Berlin around 1920


Bürger Schippel (1913) written by Carl Sternheim and produced under the direction of Max Reinhardt around 1920t the Komedie Theatre, Berlin around 1920

A scene from Bürger Schippel (1913) written by the German playwright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced under the direction of Max Reinhardt (1873 -1943) around 1920








Wednesday, 12 April 2017

1913 written by Carl Sternheim and produced at the Kammerspiele in Berlin around 1920

A scene from 1913 written by the German playwright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced at the Kammerspiele in Berlin around 1920


Die Hose (The Trousers 1911) written by Carl Sternheim and produced at the Munchen Theater around 1920

A scene from Die Hose (The Trousers 1911) written by the German playwrighgt Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced at the Munchen Theater around 1920


Der Marquis von Keith (1911) written by Frank Wedekind and produced under the direction of Jesnell? around 1920

Stage-design for Der Marquis von Keith (1911) written by the German playwight Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced under the direction of Jesnell? around 1920


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Franziska (1911) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Königsstädtische Theater in Berlin around 1920

A scene from Franziska (1911) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind and produced at the Königsstädtische Theater in Berlin around 1920


Franziska (1911) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Theater am Nollendorfplatz under the direction of Karlheinz Martin around 1920

A scene from Franziska (1911) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918)  and produced at the Theater am Nollendorfplatz in Berlin under the direction of Karlheinz Martin (1886 - 1948) around 1920



König Nicolo oder So ist das Leben(1902) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Neues Theater, Berlin, in 1903

A scene from König Nicolo oder So ist das Leben (1902) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced at the Neues Theater, Berlin, in 1903



Saturday, 8 April 2017

Erdgesit (1895) written by Frank Wedekind and produced with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön in 1918

A scene from Erdgesit (1895)  written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced  with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön in 1918





"In the original manuscript, dating from 1894, the ‘Lulu’ drama was in five acts and subtitled ‘A Monster Tragedy’. Wedekind subsequently divided the work into two plays: Earth Spirit (German: Erdgeist, first printed 1895) and Pandora’s Box (German: Die Büchse der Pandora, first performed 1904). The premiere of Earth Spirit took place in Leipzig on 25 February 1898, in a production by Carl Heine, with Wedekind himself in the role of Dr Schön." 

Büchse der Pandora (1902) written by Frank Wedekind and produced with Velna Claus? as Schigolch around 1920

A scene from Büchse der Pandora (1902) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced with Velna Claus? as Schigolch around 1920





Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Frührungs Erwachen (Spring Awakening 1891) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Kammerspielen, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt with the stage-design by Kark Valsel? in November, 1906

Two scenes from Frührungs Erwachen (Spring Awakening 1891) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced at the Kammerspielen, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt with the stage-design by Kark Valsel? in November, 1906





"Frühlings Erwachen (Untertitel „Eine Kindertragödie“) ist ein im Jahr 1891 erschienenes gesellschaftskritisch-satirisches Drama von Frank Wedekind. Das Stück erzählt die Geschichte mehrerer Jugendlicher, die im Zuge ihrer Pubertät und der damit verbundenen sexuellen Neugier mit den Problemen psychischer Instabilität und gesellschaftlicher Intoleranz der Erwachsenen konfrontiert sind. Die Uraufführung fand erst am 20. November 1906 an den Berliner Kammerspielen unter der Regie von Max Reinhardt und – ungenannt – von Hermann Bahr[statt."

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Alt - Heidelberg (1903) written by Wilhelm Meyer - Föster and produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus, Berlin around 1910

A scene from Alt - Heidelberg (1903) written by the German playwright Wilhelm Meyer - Föster (1862 - 1934) and produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus, Berlin around 1910



Der weisse Heiland (1917?) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus in Berlin in 1920

A scene from Der weisse Heiland (1917?) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus in Berlin in 1920


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Der Biberpelz (1893) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at the Deutschen Theater Berlin with Else Lehmann as Frau August Wolff in September 1893

A scene from Der Biberpelz (1893) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946)  and produced at the Deutschen Theater Berlin with Else Lehmann as Frau August Wolff in September 1893 




"Die Uraufführung des Biberpelzes fand am 21. September 1893 im Deutschen Theater Berlin statt, mit Else Lehmann und Georg Engels in den Hauptrollen. Der offene Schluss überraschte das Publikum so sehr, dass es in Erwartung eines auflösenden Endes einfach sitzen blieb."

Die Ratten (1911) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at the Volksbühne Berlin with Else Lehmann as Frau John in 1911

A scene from Die Ratten (1911) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at the Volksbühne Berlin with Else Lehmann as Frau John in 1911


Florian Geyer written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Berlin around 1920

A scene from Florian Geyer (1894 - 95) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at the Deutsches Nationaltheater in Berlin around 1920


Fuhrmann Henschel (Drayman Henschel 1898) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at Schlosspark-Theater in Berlin in May, 1958

A scene from Fuhrmann Henschel (Drayman Henschel 1898) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at  Schlosspark-Theater in Berlin in May, 1958

Fuhrmann Henschel (Drayman Henschel 1898) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at Münchner Kammerspiele around 1920

A scene from Fuhrmann Henschel (Drayman Henschel 1898) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at  Münchner Kammerspiele around 1920

 

Friday, 31 March 2017

Und Pippa Tantz! (1906) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at the Deutsches Schauspielhous, Hamburg around 1910

A scene from Und Pippa Tantz! (1906) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at the Deutsches Schauspielhous (opened in 1901), Hamburg around 1910



Thursday, 30 March 2017

Die Weber (1892) written by Gerhart Hauptmann and produced at the Berlin National Theatre around 1920

A scene from Die Weber (1892) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and produced at the Berlin National Theatre around 1920





A stage-design of Woyzeck (1837) written by the German playwright Georg Karl Büchner (1813 - 1837) and produced in Prague around 1920

A stage-design of Woyzeck (1837) written by the German playwright Georg Karl Büchner (1813 - 1837) and produced in Prague around 1920



 

Monday, 27 March 2017

Dantons Tod (Danton's Death) written by the German playwright Georg Karl Büchner and produced under the production of Max Reinhardt probably at New York’s Century and Cosmopolitan theaters in 1927-28

A scene from Dantons Tod (Danton's Death) written by the German playwright Georg Karl Büchner (1813 - 1837) and produced under the production of Max Reinhardt probably at New York’s Century and Cosmopolitan theaters in 1927-28




"1927-28
Nov 18-Feb 4: guest performances of Reinhardt ensemble featuring plays in German at New York’s Century and Cosmopolitan theaters: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Everyman, Danton’s Death (Buechner), Peripherie (Langer), The Servant of Two Masters, It Is to Blame for Everything (Tolstoy), Kabale und Liebe, and The Living Corpse (Tolstoy)."




Don Juan und Faust (1828) written by Christian Dietrich Grabe, and produced at Meiningen in 1896

A scene from Don Juan und Faust (published in 1828) written by the German playwright Christian Dietrich Grabe (1801-1812), and produced at Meiningen in 1896




"Don Juan und Faust is a German stage play by Christian Dietrich Grabbe, published in 1828, with music by Albert Lortzing. As its title suggests, it involves a meeting between Faust and Don Juan, with Grabbe intentionally seeking comparisons with Goethe's Faust and Mozart's Don Giovanni. Its 1829 premiere at the Landestheater Detmold made it the only work of Grebbe's to be performed in his own lifetime - contemporaries criticized its pessimism, though it was praised by Kierkegaard in his Either/Or for being "founded on evil" in an extraordinary way."

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Judith (1840) written by Christian Friedrich Hebbel and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt in 1910

Judith (1840) written by the German playwright Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813 - 1863) and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt with Tilla Duriek as Judith and Paul Wegener as Holofernes in 1910