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Jedermann. Das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes

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Jedermann. Das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes ist ein Theaterstück von Hugo von Hofmannsthal, das am 1. Dezember 1911 im Berliner Zirkus Schumann unter der Regie von Max Reinhardt uraufgeführt wurde. Seit 1920 wird das Stück jedes Jahr bei den Salzburger Festspielen aufgeführt, die Hofmannsthal mitbegründete.
Nach dem Vorbild spätmittelalterlicher Mysterienspiele und
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Paperback, 93 pages
Published January 2000 by Philipp Reclam (first published 1911)
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Julia
Aug 11, 2012 Julia rated it liked it
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Als - wenn auch nur zugezogene - Salzburgerin, erachtete ich es als meine Pflicht, den Jedermann einmal zu lesen, und nun ist mir das - zufälligerweise - sogar zur Festspielzeit gelungen. Die Lektüre war anders als erwartet - allgemeingültig und weise. Vielleicht schaffe ich es nächsten Sommer endlich zu einer Aufführung.
Inaniel
Jan 29, 2014 Inaniel rated it it was ok
„Das Leben flieht wie Sand dahin,
Doch schwer umkehret sich der Sinn.“
Pater Edmund
Die Welt ist dumm, gemein und schlecht,
Und geht Gewalt allzeit vor Recht,
Ist einer redlich treu und klug,
Ihn meistern Arglist und Betrug.
Florea Joana
Jul 18, 2015 Florea Joana rated it really liked it
It describes a lesson for life
Miriam
Jun 29, 2015 Miriam rated it liked it
Easy to read and beautiful language - Hofmannsthal really brings the German language alive! The only quibble I have with it is the plot, because it's quite obvious how the story's going to end from the start. Plus, I have to admit, I've sort of got a chip on my shoulder when it comes to the idea of Christian redemption. I just can't believe that no matter how bad your crimes are, everything is forgiven as long as you're sorry prior to your death. But I suppose that's noting to do with the play ...more
Keith
Apr 25, 2011 Keith rated it it was ok
I actually read the English translation by George Sterling. I must admit to being disappointed. I have enjoyed some of Hofmannsthal's other works, particularly his verse dramas. I expected this to be much different than the original Everyman with a more modern message, but seemed to have followed the original version closely.
Maxim
Aug 05, 2014 Maxim rated it it was ok
A disappointing example of Christian piety, not very different from the 15th century original. Perhaps, as a music performance, this is interesting (this is a staple of the Salzburg Festival)
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Hugo von Hofmannsthal (February 1, 1874 – July 15, 1929), was an Austrian novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist.
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