Playwrights and their stage works 

Friedrich Wolf

German physician, diplomat, poet and playwright. Born 23 December, 1888 in Neuwied. Died Lehnitz, East Berlin 5 October, 1953

Stage Works

  1. Mohammed. Drama, prologue and 4 acts. Written 1917. Published 1924.
  2. Das bist du (This Art Thou). Drama, prologue and 5 transformations. Written 1918. Published 1919. Produced Dresden, Städtisches Schauspielhaus, October 3, 1919.
  3. Der Unbedingte (The Uncompromising Man). Play. Written 1919. Published 1919. Produced Stettin, Stadttheater, January 18, 1921.
  4. Tamar. Drama, prologue and 5 acts. Written 1921. Published 1960. Produced Frankfurt am Main, Schauspielhaus, February 20, 1922.
  5. Die schwarze Sonne (The Black Sun). Fantastic comedy, 3 acts. Published 1921. Produced Oldenburg, Landestheater, January 22, 1924.
  6. Die Schrankkomödie (The Cupboard Comedy). Comedy, 5 scenes. Written 1922. Published 1955.

The following three plays (Nos. 7, 8, and 9) form the trilogy Elemente (The Elements).

  1. Fegefeuer (Purgatory). Play, 1 act. Published 1922.
  2. Flut (The Flood). Play, 1 act. Published 1922.
  3. Äther (Air). Play, 1 act. Published 1922.
  4. Der arme Konrad (Poor Conrad). Tragedy, 5 acts. Written 1923. Published 1924. Produced Stuttgart, Wurttembergisches Staatstheater, February 14, 1924.
  5. Der Mann im Dunkel (The Man in the Dark). Play. Published 1925. Produced Essen, Stadttheater, April 1, 1927.
  6. Kolonne Hund (The Dog Crew). Drama, 9 scenes. Written 1927. Published 1927. Produced Hamburg, Deutsches Schauspielhaus, April 28, 1927.
  7. Koritke oder Die Zeche zahlt Koritke (Koritke or Koritke Pays the Bill). Drama, 8 scenes. Written 1927. Published 1927. Produced Stuttgart, Kleines Haus des Warttembergisches Landestheaters, November 5, 1927.
  8. Cyankali, oder Cyankali Paragraph 218 (Potassium Cyanide, or Potassium Cyanide Paragraph 218). Drama, 8 scenes. Written 1928. Published 1929. Produced Berlin, Lessingtheater, October 1, 1929.
  9. Die Matrosen von Cattaro (The Sailors of Cattaro). Play, 2 acts. Written 1929. Published 1930. Produced Berlin, Volksbiihne, November 8, 1930; Breslau, Lobe Theatre, November 8, 1930.
  10. Krassin rettet Italia (The Ship Krassin Saves the Flying Boat Italia). Radio play, 19 scenes. Published 1930. Produced Berlin, Volksbühne, October 2, 1955.
  11. John D. erobert die Welt (John D. Conquers the World). Radio play, 9 scenes. Written 1930. Published 1930. Produced Basel, 1932.
  12. Tai Yang erwacht (Tai Yang Awakens). Drama, 8 scenes. Written 1931. Published 1947. Produced Berlin, Piscator Bühne (Wallner Theater), January 15, 1931.
  13. Die Jungen von Mons (The Youths of Mons). Comedy, 9 scenes. Written 1931. Published 1952. Produced Berlin, Berliner Theater, December 20, 1931.
  14. Wie stehen die Fronten? (The Situation on the Fronts). Play. Produced Stuttgart, Gewerkschaftshaus, May, 1932.
  15. Von New York bis Shanghai (From New York to Shanghai). Political revue against the imperialist war, 2 acts. Written 1932. Published 1936. Produced NUrtingen, September 3, 1932.
  16. Bauer Baetz (Peasant Baetz). Drama, 4 acts. Published 1932. Produced December 3, 1932.
  17. Professor Mamlock. Drama, 4 acts; prose. Written 1933. Published 1935. Produced Zurich, Schauspielhaus, December 8, 1934.
  18. Laurencia. Drama, 4 acts. Written 1934. Published 1947, as Der Kampf um die Schafsquelle (The Fight for the Sheep Well). Produced Engels, U.S.S.R., Deutsches Staatstheater, November 7, 1937. (Adaptation. Based on Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna.)
  19. Floridsdorf Drama, 4 acts; prose. Written 1934. Published 1935. Produced Toronto, February 16, 1936.
  20. Das trojanische Pferd (The Trojan Horse). Play, 7 tableaux. Written 1936. Published 1937. Produced Engels, U.S.S.R., Deutsches Staatstheater, 1937.
  21. Wir Sind mit euch (We Are with You). Play, 3 scenes. Written 1937?
  22. Peter kehrt heim oder Bajonette und Brot (Peter Comes Home or Bayonets and Bread). Drama, 7 scenes. Written 1938. Published 1960.
  23. Das Schiff auf der Donau (The Ship on the Danube). Drama, 4 acts. Written 1938. Published 1955. Produced Berlin, Maxim-Gorki Theater, February 2, 1955.
  24. Beaumarchais oder Die Geburt des Figaro (Beaumarchais or The Birth of Figaro). Drama, 11 scenes. Written 1941. Published 1946. Produced Berlin, Deutsches Theater, March 8, 1946.
  25. Patrioten (The Patriots). Drama, 4 acts. Written 1943. Published 1943. Produced Cottbus, Stadttheater, November, 1946.
  26. Doktor Lilli Wanner oder Dr. Wanner (Dr. Lilli Wanner or Dr. Wanner). Drama, 4 acts. Written 1944. Produced Chemnitz, Stadtisches Theater, December 2, 1945.
  27. Was der Mensch säet (As Man Soweth). Drama, 11 scenes. Written 1945. Published 1945. Produced Bohlen, Thomas-Münzer Theater, May 6, 1955.
  28. Die letzte Probe (The Last Rehearsal). Drama, 8 scenes. Written 1946. Published 1947. Produced Dresden, Vereinigte Volksbithnen, December 3, 1946.
  29. Wie die Tiere des Waldes (Like the Beasts of the Forest). Play, 8 tableaux. Written 1947. Published 1952. Produced Leipzig, Schauspielhaus, April 1, 1948.
  30. Die Nachtschwalbe (The Night Swallow). Dramatic nocturne, libretto. Published 1948. Produced Leipzig, Stadtisches Schauspielhaus, February 23, 1948.
  31. Aufbruch (Departure). Play. Published 1949.
  32. So fing es an (That's How It Started). Play. Published 1950.
  33. Bürgermeister Anna (Mayor Anna), Comedy, 6 scenes. Written 1950. Published 1952. Produced Dresden, Staatstheater, October 14, 1950.
  34. Thomas Münzer: Der Mann mit der Regenbogenfahne (Thomas Münzer: The Man with the Rainbow Flag). Drama, prologue and 11 scenes. Written 1952. Published 1953. Produced Berlin, Deutsches Theater, December 23, 1953.

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