Playbill, "Deutsche Balkan-Bühne ... Spielplan: 'Die Anna-Lise'," in Belgrade, 1917.

Playbill, Belgrade? 1917, "Deutsche Balkan-Bühne ... Spielplan." Advertises a performance of the play  Die Anna-Lise, a historical comedy by Hermann Hersch, set in Dessau in 1694-1698; includes cast list. Imprint in two parts?: K. u. k. Gouvernement-Druckerei in Belgrad - Bez. 4038 ex 1917 (below program); and Bajanz & Studer, Berlin (at bottom, below a notice that the proceeds will benefit the war effort: "Reinertrag zu Gunsten des Kriegsliebesdienstes"). Artistic head design with image of eagle in profile. 1 leaf (32.1 x 20.8 cm.).  From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.  

Artistic Director was Bernhard Ostersehlte who had a part in play. "A comedy The AnnaLiese where the marriage of Prince Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau with the pharmacist daughter Anna Louise Föhse is treated by folk-patriotic paint and burlesque character drawing attracted attention." Wikipedia

Automated translation. ["German Balkan stage ... Schedule." . . . (at bottom . . ."Net revenue in favor of the war love service")"]

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Language: German
Published: 1917
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