By Kurt Honolka
Emanuel Schikaneder (1751-1812) is understood this present day basically because the librettist of Mozart's The Magic Flute, but he used to be additionally crucial theater director of his time, an actor, singer, manufacturer, and a prolific dramatist.
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The rightful duke, banished by his ambitious cousin, is aided by a noble magician named Sarmät (who sends the fire bear mentioned in the subtitle into the struggle and enlists thunder and lightning). "Do not tremble! " Sarmät reveals himself as an enlightened humanist of Josephinism, perhaps even a forefather of Sarastro. A dialogue with the rustic Matthies does in fact remind us of one of the trial scenes between Papageno and his priestly escort: MATTHIES: Tell me how I can escape the hangman's rope.
O people! " Pious sentiments. But in restless times, when people sought greater humanity and justice, these sentiments touched the nerve of the public, that scarcely definable mass of people in their boxes which cost florins, together with those in the balcony, whose seats only cost kreuzers. Schikaneder's tearjerkers were virtually absent of artistic merit, but their cleverly contrived spectacular qualities met the needs of the publicthe poor and the rich, the little man and the great could weep together.
Previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 The count draws his dagger on his superior officers and is condemned to death for insubordination. But after tense negotiations he is finally pardoned. The new play was presented with a great show of military pomp44 Augsburg town guards crowded onto the stage as extrasand the public was delighted. Both the play and the production made a great impression on Schikaneder; we shall see later how often he was to develop this theme, both as playwright and as producer.