Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Boris Godunov (1831) written by Aleksandr Pushkin and produced at the National Theater, Berlin with the stage designed by Emile Birshan? around 1900

A scene from Boris Godunov (1831) written by the Russian playwright Aleksandr Pushkin (1799 - 1837) and produced at the National Theater, Berlin, with the stage designed by Emile Birshan? around 1900



Woe from Wit (Горе от ума, Gore ot Uma 1823) written by Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov and produced at the Moscow Little Theatre in 1917?

A scene from Woe from Wit (Горе от ума, Gore ot Uma 1823) written by the Russian playwright Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov (1795 - 1829) and produced at the Maly (Little) Theatre, in Moscow, probably 1917, with Olga Gzovskaya (1883 - 1962) playing as Sophia




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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Himmel und Hölle (1919) written by Paul Kornfeld and produced at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, in 1919

Two scenes from Himmel und Hölle (5-act-tragedy, 1919) written by Paul Kornfeld (1889 - 1942) and produced at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, probably in 1919





Bocksgesang (1921) written by Franz V. Werfel and produced by the Theatre Guild in New York in 1926

A scene from Bocksgesang (1921) written by the Austrian playwright Franz V. Werfel (1890 - 1945) and produced by the Theatre Guild with Lee Simpson, in New York City in 1926





Spiegelmensch (1920) written by Franz V. Werfel and produced at the Altes Theater in Leipzig in 1921


Scenes from Spiegelmensch (Mirror Man 1920) written by the Austrian playwright Franz Viktor Werfel (1890 - 1945) and produced at the Altes Theater, Leipzig, on October 15, 1921, starring Ewald Schindler in the title role and Lutz Altschul as 'Thamu', under the direction of Dr. Kronacher with the stage decorated by Alexander Baranowsky (1874 - 1941)








Thursday, 25 May 2017

Das Weite Land (1911) written by Arthur Schnitzler and produced at the Munchen Theatre in 1911

A scene from Das Weite Land (The Vast Domain or The Far Country 1911) written by the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler (1862 - 1931) and the premiere took place on October 14, 1911, at the same time on several stages on October 14, 1911: Berlin, Lessingtheater, Lobe-Theater, Breslau; Residenztheater, München; Deutsches Landestheater, Prag; Altes Stadttheater, Leipzig; Schauburg, Hannover; Stadttheater, Bochum und in Wien am Burgtheater Der Text erschien im selben Jahr bei S. Fischer in Berlin



Anatol (1893) written by Arthur Schnitzler and produced at the Josefstadt Theater, Wien, around 1920

A scene from Anatol (1893) written by the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler  (1862 - 1931) and produced at the Josefstadt Theater, Wien, around 1920






Liebelei (1894) written by Arthur Schnitzler and produced at the Schiller Theater, Berlin around 1910

A scene from Liebelei (1894) written by the Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler (1862 - 1931) and produced at the Schiller Theater (opened in 1907) in Berlin around 1910



Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Elektra (1901) written by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and produced at the Little Theatre in Berlin under the direction of Max Reinhardt in October 1903

A scene from Elektra (1901) written by the German playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874 - 1929) and produced at the Little Theatre in Berlin under the direction of Max Reinhardt (1873 - 1943) in October 1903





Der Kaufmann von Berlin (1929) written by Walter Mehring and produced at the Volksbuhne in Berlin under the direction of Erwin Piscarto in 1929

A scene from Der Kaufmann von Berlin (1929) written by the German playwright Walter Mehring (1896-1981) and produced at the Volksbuhne in Berlin under the direction of Erwin Piscarto, probably on September 6, 1929




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Friday, 19 May 2017

Sturmflut (1926) written by Alfons Paquet and produced at the Volksbühne in Berlin under the direction of Erwin Piscator in February 1926

Some scenes from Sturmflut (1926) written by the German playwright Alfons Paquet (1881 - 1944) and produced at the Volksbühne in Berlin under the direction of Erwin Piscator (German theatre producer 1893 - 1966) in February 1926








Zwölftausend (1927) written by Bruno Frank and produced at the Kammerspiele in München around 1930

A scene from Zwölftausend (Twelve Thousand, 1927) written by the German playwright Bruno Frank (1887 - 1945) and produced at the Kammerspiele in München around 1930



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Trommeln in der Nacht (1919) written by Bertolt Brecht and produced at the Kammer Schpiel, München in 1922

A scene from Trommeln in der Nacht (1919) written by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956) and produced under the direction of Otto Falckenberg (1873 - 1947), at the Kammer Schpiel,  München, in 1922





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Razzia (1927) written by Hans Rehfisch and produced at the Schiller Theater, Berlin in 1927

A scene from Razzia (1927) written by the German playwright Hans Rehfisch (1891 - 1960) and produced at the Schiller Theater, Berlin, in 1927





Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Duell am Lido (1926) written by Hans Rehfisch and produced at the Schauspielhaus, Berlin, under the direction of Leopord Jeßner in 1926

A scene from Duell am Lido (3-act-comedy, 1926) written by the German playwright Hans Rehfisch (1891 - 1960) and produced under the direction of Leopord Jeßner at the Schauspielhaus, Berlin,  in 1926. He became the most famous German playwright of the 1920s. Marlene Dietrich made her name as a young actress in Berlin playing the role of Lou in his social satire Duel at the Lido in 1926. 



Der Entfesselte Wotan (1923) written by Ernst Toller and produced at Die Tribüne in Berlin in 1924

A scene from Der Entfesselte Wotan (comedy, 1923) written by the German playwright Ernst Toller (1893 - 1939) and produced at Die Tribüne in Berlin around 1925. This play, written in prison, was first produced in Russian on Nov. 16, 1924, at the theatre in Leningrad and not produced in German until Jan. 29, 1925 at the Kleine Bühne in Prague. 




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Hinkemann (1923) written by Ernst Toller and produced in Dresden under the direction of Wicke? in 1924

A scene from Hinkemann (tragedy, 1923) written by the German playwright Ernst Toller (1893 - 1939) and produced in Dresden, Germany, under the direction of Wicke? on January 17, 1924, but this production was disrupted by Nazis




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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Masse Mensch (1920) written by Ernst Toller and produced at Volksbüne in Berlin under the direction of Jürgen Fehling in September 1921

Two scenes from Masse Mensch (1920) written by the German playwright Ernst Toller (1893 - 1939) and produced at Volksbüne in Berlin under the direction of Jürgen Fehling (1885-1968) in September 1921




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Masse Mensch (1920) written by Ernst Toller and produced at the City Theater) of Nürnberg in 1920

A scene from Masse Mensch (1920) written by the German playwright Ernst Toller (1893 - 1939) and produced at Stadttheater (City Theater) of Nürnberg under the direction of Friedrich Neubauer (1861 - 1953) on November 15, 1920






Set designs for Masse Mensch (1921) written by Ernst Toller and drawn by Hans Strobach

Set designs for Masse Mensch (premiere in 1921) written by the German playwright Ernst Toller (1893 - 939) drawn by Hans Strohbach