Schinderhannes (play)

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Schinderhannes is a 1927 play by the German writer Carl Zuckmayer. It was first performed on 13 October 1927 at the Lessing Theater in Berlin starring Eugen Klöpfer and Käthe Dorsch.[1] The play portrays the adventures of the 18th century German criminal Schinderhannes, often compared to Robin Hood, whose gang operated around the Hunsrück mountains in the Rhineland.

Film[edit]

In 1928 the play was adapted into a film The Prince of Rogues directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Hans Stüwe as Schinderhannes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wagener p.44-45

Bibliography[edit]

  • Wagener, Hans. Carl Zuckmayer Criticism: Tracing Endangered Fame. Camden House, 1995.