In both the lyrical and the dramatic genres, Bulthaupt gives evidence of exceptional talent and versatility, and many of his works achieved considerable popularity.
His dramatic productions include Saul (1870); Ein corsisches Trauerspiel (1871); Die Arbeiter (1876), in which work a distinctively modern subject is treated with admirable skill; Gerold Wendel (1884, second edition, 1890); Die Kopisten, comedy (1875); Ahausver (1904).
- 1875-1882 libretto to Das Käthchen von Heilbronn (1885) a romantic opera in 4 acts by Carl Martin Reinthaler
He prepared adaptations of Shakespearean dramas (Cymbeline, 1885, and Timon von Athen, 1894); and wrote a number of poetic works (Durch Frost und Gluten, (1892; new edition, 1904), and criticisms, notably Shakespeare und der Naturalismus, as well as some novelettes. The work by which he achieved especial distinction, however, is the Dramaturgie der Klassiker (1882 et seq., and frequently reprinted as Dramaturgie der Oper (two volumes, 1887). Consult H. Kraeger, Litterarische Vorträge aus dem Nachlass ausgewählt und durchgeschen (Oldenburg, `1912).
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