SCHILLER, Friedrich von.
PRIVATE THEATRICALS
SCHILLER, Friedrich von. [Cover title:] Die Räuber. Ein Trauerspiel in Sechs Aufzügen … Rolle des Schwarz.
[Presumably Michelstadt,  1838.]
Manuscript on paper, small 4to (210 × 163 mm), pp. [2], 21, [1]; written in a neat Kurrentschrift on wove paper; underlining in red; stitched in contemporary plain paper wrappers, lettered in ms. ink, vertical crease where previously folded.
An attractive manuscript Rollenbuch, containing the part of Schwarz in Schiller’s famous tragedy. According to notes here, the first read through took place on 24 February 1838, the performance on 6 April. From the cast list, we can see that the players were the family and friends of the Graf zu Erbach-Fürstenau, whose Schloss was in the small Hessian town of Michelstadt. The Count’s son, Alfred (then 25), took the part of Karl; his daughter, Luitgarde (21), was Amalia; another son, Edgar (20), Schweizer.

The part of Schwarz was taken by a Herr Schmucker [Schmusker?]. The Rollenbuch was evidently used again later, as his name is crossed out on the front cover and replaced with that of a Herr von Strzemieczny.

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