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

 

 

Penthesilea (1807) written by Heinrich von Kleist and produced at the Schauspiel in Frankfurt am Main around 1920

A scene from Penthesilea (1807) written by the German playwright Heinrich von Kleist (1777 - 1811) and produced at the Schauspiel in Frankfurt am Main around 1920





"His first tragedy was The Schroffenstein Family (Die Familie Schroffenstein). The material for the second, Penthesilea (1808), queen of the Amazons, is taken from a Greek source and presents a picture of wild passion. More successful than either of these was his romantic play, Käthchen of Heilbronn (Das Käthchen von Heilbronn) (1808), a poetic drama full of medieval bustle and mystery, which retained its popularity for many years."

Minna von Barnhelm (1767) written by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt around 1910

Minna von Barnhelm (1767) written by the German authour Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781) and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt around 1910


Saturday, 4 March 2017

Wilhelm Tell (1804) written by Friedrich Schiller and produced at the Theater in Munich in 1807

Wilhelm Tell (1804) written by the German playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805) and produced at the Theater in Munich in 1807





Friday, 3 March 2017

Die Räuber (1781) written by Friedrich Schiller and produced at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, around 1920

A scene from Die Räuber (1781) written by the German playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805) and produced at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, around 1920









Die Jungfrau von Orleans (1801) written by Friedrich Schiller and produced at the Altes Theater, Leipzig, around 1910

A scene from Die Jungfrau von Orleans (1801) written by the German playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759 - 1805) and produced at the Altes Theater, Leipzig, around 1910