Saturday, 29 April 2017

Gas (1918) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the Volkesbune in Berlin in 1919

Scenes designed by Karl Jakob Hirsch (1892 -1952) for Gas (1918) written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced at the Volksbühne in Berlin under the direction of Paul Leggband?, starring Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur and Rudolf Lettinger, in January, 1919






Gas (1918) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, in 1926

A scene from Gas I (1918) written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced by Marion Gerin at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, in 1926






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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, its premiere in 1917) written by the German playwright Georg Kaiser (1878 - 1945) and produced at the City Hall of Bonn around 1920





Die Jüdische Witwe (1911) written by Georg Kaiser and produced at the Schiffbauerdamm Theater in Berlin around 1925

A scene from Die Jüdische Witwe (The Jewish Widow, first published in 1911)  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 (Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia 1913) written by the German playwright Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin with the stage designed by Biraltz? around 1920



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




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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

A scene from Bonaparte (4-act-play, first published in 1927) written by the German playwright Fritz von Unruh (1885 - 1970) and produced at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, under the direction of Gustav Haltung? in 1927


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

A scene from Ein Geschlecht (tragedy 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 photo of Carl Sternheim and actresses, Berlin, around 1920

A photo of the German playwright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) with actors and actresses, Berlin, around 1920



Bürger Schippel (1913) written by Carl Sternheim and produced at the Kammerspielen des Deutschen Theaters in Berlin under the direction of Max Reinhardt on March 5, 1913

A scene from Bürger Schippel (1913) written by the German playwright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced at the Kammerspielen des Deutschen Theaters in Berlin under the direction of Max Reinhardt (1873 -1943) on March 5, 1913




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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

1913 written by Carl Sternheim and produced at the Kammerspiele in Berlin in 1915

A scene from 1913 written by the German playwright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced at the Kammerspiele in Berlin. In 1915 this play premiered under the direction of Max Reinhardt at the Kammerspielen of the Deutschen Theaters, but was not released by the Berlin authorities of censorship. 




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 playwright Carl Sternheim (1878 - 1942) and produced at the Munchen Theater around 1920



Der Marquis von Keith written by Frank Wedekind and produced under the direction of Jesnell? in 1901

Stage-design for Der Marquis von Keith (The Marquis of Keith) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and premiered on October 11, 1901 at the Residenz Theater in Berlin, under the direction of Jesnell?





Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Franziska (1911) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Königsstädtische Theater in Berlin in 1913

A scene from Franziska (modern Mystery in five acts of 1911, first produced in Munich in 1912) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced by Max Reinhardt (1873 - 1943) at the Königsstädtische Theater in Berlin in 1913




Franziska (1911) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Theater am Nollendorfplatz under the direction of Karl Heinzmartin in 1926

A scene from Franziska (1911) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918)  and produced at the Theater am Nollendorfplatz in Berlin, directed and designed by Karl Heinzmartin (1886 - 1948) in 1926





König Nicolo oder So ist das Leben (1901) written by Frank Wedekind and produced at the Neues Theater, Berlin, in 1903

A scene from König Nicolo oder So ist das Leben (Such is Life, 1901) 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






Büchse der Pandora (1904) written by Frank Wedekind and produced with Karl Kraus? as Schigolch in 1905

    A scene from Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box, 1904written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and produced with Karl Krausas Schigolch. The premiere of this play, a restricted performance due to difficulties with the censor, took place in Nuremberg on February 1,  1904. The 1905 Viennese premiere, again restricted, was instigated by the satirist Karl Kraus. In Vienna Lulu was played by Tilly Newes, later to become Wedekind's wife, with the part of Jack the Ripper played by Wedekind himself.





Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Frühlings Erwachen (Spring Awakening 1891) written by Frank Wedekind and first produced at the Kammerspielen, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt with the stage designed by Karl Walser on November 20, 1906

Some scenes from Frühlings Erwachen (Spring Awakening 1891) written by the German playwright Frank Wedekind (1864 - 1918) and first produced at the Kammerspielen, Berlin, under the direction of Max Reinhardt (1873 - 1943) with the stage designed by Karl Walser (Swiss artist, 1877 -1943) on November 20, 1906


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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Alt - Heidelberg (1903) written by Wilhelm Meyer - Föster and produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus, Berlin, in 1932

A scene from Alt - Heidelberg (1903) written by the German playwright Wilhelm Meyer-Föster (1862 - 1934) and produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus, Berlin, probably in the title of  Der Studentenprinz (The Student Prince) on October 22, 1932.  This production left little trace, whilst England rejected the show not once but twice. Produced at His Majesty’s Theatre in London with several of the original cast, it was poorly received and closed after three months and 96 performances whilst Rose Marie continued its triumphant progress at Drury Lane. 




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

A scene from Der weisse Heiland (dramatic fantasy, 11 scenes, first published in 1920) written by the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946) and first produced at the Großen Schauspielhaus in Berlin on March 28, 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