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Lot #    35347
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:27:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Landparthie nach Konigstein
Title (Hebrew)    Die Entführung oder der alte Bürger-Capitain
Author    Karl Malss
City    Frankfurt am Main
Publisher    Franz Barrentrapp
Publication Date    1833
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Frontispiece, [4], 81p.,xiv, 130p. front. 163:103 mm., light age staining. Very good copies bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Two plays bound together in one volume. The first play is Die Landparthie nach Konigstein and the second is the third edition of Die Entführung oder der alte Bürger-Capitain, published in Frankfurt am Main in 1829 by Carl Friedrich.

Karl Balthasar Malss, Karl ( 1792-1848) was a German poet, architect and theater director.

Malß completed an apprenticeship in Lyon and participated as a volunteer in the campaign against France in 1814/15. After his return he became an architect, but then turned to the theater. In 1820, his comedy "The Abduction or the old captain citizen, a frankfurter-Borjerlich Heroic comedy in two acts" premiered in August 1821 with actor Samuel Frederick Hasselhoff in the title role at the Frankfurt theater. It was the first piece in Frankfurt dialect and had great success with audiences. Hasselhoff played the role over 45 years to 26 March 1866 without the slightest change. The "Citizen Captain" is also occasionally still performed today.

Of the six other plays Malß 'has also created the 1832 "Frankfurt local sketch in four acts" puppet master or the outing to Königstein still held on the stage. Both pieces were already in the repertoire of folk theater opened in 1971 in Frankfurt. Malß since 1842 was one of the tenants of the Frankfurt theater. Out of desperation about the financial problems of the theater, he took on 3 June 1848, the life. According to other sources he died from his asthma. He was buried at Frankfurt's main cemetery. served as a volunteer in the Wars of Liberation (see Napoleonic Wars), becoming a captain of horse. He afterwards studied at Gießen and qualified as an architect. In 1827 he was appointed director of the Frankfurt theatre. He himself wrote plays (Lokalstücke) in Frankfurt dialect. Titles include Die Entführung oder Der alte Bürgerkapitän (1820), Das Stelldichein (1832), Herr Hampelmann oder die Landpartie nach Königstein (1833), Herr Hampelmann im Eilwagen (1833), Herr Hampelmann sucht ein Logis (1834), and Die Jungfern Köchinnen (1835). They were collected in Volkstheater in Frankfurter Mundart (1849).

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Theater
Language:    German
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