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Humoristische Eilwagenreise durch die Theaterwelt

[Image:Moving Theatre logo]Humoristische Eilwagenreise durch die Theaterwelt
Humorous Stagecoach Ride through the Theatreworld

By Johann Nestroy
Premiere: Vienna, 23 May 1832

Funded by

Arts council of England

Austrian Cultural Forum

Pfauenfeder, a director without parallel
Scherzhold, prompter
Fett, lamp lighter
Strobelkopf, worker at the theatrePrologue:

Preparations are underway for a charity performance. The talented director Pfauenfeder admits to the prompter that he wrote the play himself, a long time before. Stobelkopf is meanwhile fetching the play from the bookbinder’s. He stops off at the inn, where the innkeeper’s dog tears it to pieces. Strobelkopf, in panic, decides to tear a few scenes out of each of a number of other plays, and pretend that this is the play. The director finds out, but since the production is about to begin, and the theatre is full, he puts together a medley out of the scenes from other plays.

Text: lost

The Plays of Johann Nestroy. A directory of synopses prepared by Julian Forsyth & Zoe Svenson.
Funded by the Austrian Cultural Forum and Arts Council England. © Moving Theatre 2004