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Jaakobs Traum : ein Vorspiel [promptbook]

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Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945


Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943




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Leather-covered, pages bound to each other but no the cover. Typed and bound manuscript of play. All text in German. Green pencil, blue pencil, and red pencil markings unspecified. Gray pencil note on back blank page reads “Begonnen 8/V 1909 Wien, Vollendet 24/VIII 1915 Ische (sic)” (Began 8/V 1909 Vienna, Completed 24/VII 1915 Ische). Page 102 also includes pencil marks, “8 May 1909 - 24 July 1915”. Typewritten page in beginning, reveals note that “Jaakob’s Dream” prelude never meant to be published. Handwritten notes on page 103 refer to possibility of printing certain excerpts from the publication as handouts for in the theater (marked 15 Jan 1917, Vienna). Only contains “Jaakob’s Dream” prelude to “The History of King David,” not the actual play itself. Loose sheet of paper in back cover, purple/pink ink, referencing page markings.


28.5cm x 23cm


Possibly began in Wien May, 8, 1909 and ended in Ische (sic) July 24, 1915


Located in Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections
PT 2635.E548 P75 v.4


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Who is Max Reinhardt? The celebrated Austrian theater director Max Reinhardt, recognized in America primarily for his elaborate productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Franz Werfel’s The Eternal Road, and Karl Vollmoeller’s The Miracle, was born in 1873 at Baden near Vienna, Austria and died in New York City in… More

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Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945, “Jaakobs Traum : ein Vorspiel [promptbook],” Digital Collections, accessed July 25, 2024,