Saturday, 29 April 2017

Gas (1918) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the Volkesbune in Berlin around 1920

A scen-design by Karl Jakob Hirsch for Gas (1918) written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced at the Volkesbune in Berlin by the direction of Paul Leggband? around 1920


Gas (1918) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, around 1920

A scene from Gas (1918) written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, around 1920



"For a few years, the two-fold mission of creating both a professional theater and school that Goodman had envisioned was a success. Student artists learned the techniques of stage performance and design, while a professional repertory company brought to the Goodman’s stage a heady mixture of classical drama, premieres of European experimental works (including Georg Kaiser’s expressionistic sensation Gas), new plays (most successfully Tour du Monde, adapted from Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days) and even a series of short operas."

Die Bürger von Calais (1912 - 13) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the City Hall of Bonn around 1920

A scene from Die Bürger von Calais (1912 - 13) written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced at the City Hall of Bonn around 1920


Die Jüdische Witwe (1920) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the Schiffbauerdamm Theater in Berlin around 1925

A scene from Die Jüdische Witwe (1920)  written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced at the Schiffbauerdamm Theater in Berlin around 1925


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Louis Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen (1913) written by Fritz von Unruh and produced at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin around 1920

A scene from Louis Ferdinand Prinz von Preußen (1913) written by the German playwriht Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin with the stage-design by Biraltz? around 1920


Heinrich von Andernach (1925) written by Fritz von Unruh and produced at the Burgtheater in Vienna around 1925

A scene from Heinrich von Andernach (1925) written by the German playwright Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced at the Burgtheater in Vienna around 1925


 

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bonaparte (1927) written by Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin probably in 1927

A scene from Bonaparte (1927) written by the German playwright Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin under the direction of Gustav Haltung? probably in 1927


Ein Geschlecht (1917) written by Fritz von Unruh and produced in Frankfurt am Main in 1918

A scene from Ein Geschlecht (1917)  written by the German playwright Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced in Frankfurt am Main under the direction of Gustav Haltzung? with the stage-design by Babberger in 1918



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