Printed by the k.u.k Feldbuchdruckerei der 4. Armee. Loose leaf. Four Quarto, and one Folio broadside. Programs of theatrical venues at the Eastern front during W.W.I. with black lettering in decorative borders. Texts in German.
1. Two announcements of guest performances by Maximus René, Franziska René-Hilpert, both actorrs of the Royal Court, and company in the domain of the army group Linsingen. A German army group station at the Eastern front, in the northwestern part of the Ukraine, from September 1915 to March 1918 under the command of General of the Infantry Alexander von Linsingen. The headquarters of the army group were moved to Kowel in June of 1916.
a) "Eine glückliche Ehe," a comedy in four acts after a story with the same name by Peter Nansen, the Danish writer and friend of Arthur Schnitzler. Some wear along lower half of right edge, medium chipping. Horizontal fold and age-toning. In good- condition
b) "Nur ein Traum," a comedy in three acts by Lothar Schmidt. Contemporary play set at the Grunewald near Berlin. With some chipping along right edge and corners., horizontal fold. Age-toned and some staining in left and lower margin. In good- condition.
2. Front Guest Performance of the Ballet ensemble of the K.K Court Opera, Vienna, under the direction of Friedrich Fränzl from the k.k. Court Opera. The program included a "dance fantasy" with music by Johann Strauß, "An der blauen Donau," performed by the ballet ensemble, Franz Baumeister, an impersonator of female dancers, rendering "Signorita Otero," a Spanish national dance and and old Vienna witch dance, a choreography by F. Baumeister, and various other dances and humorous performances. Members of the ballet ensemble were Fritzi Fränzl, Franz Baumeister, Willi Fränzl, Robert Binder, Hedi Fränzl, Rosa Weinrich, Lisl Lang, Franzi Fronner, and Anny Micheley. With light wear along edges and vertical and horizontal folds. In very good condition.
3. 2nd Guest performance of the Front-Theater of the Vienna private stages presenting "Fräulein Julie," a Naturalist tragedy in one act by August Strindberg, with Kurt von Lessen (Siegried von Lützow, Austrian actor and writer) as Jean, Lore Hildebrandt as Fräulein Julie, and Gisa Wurm (Austrian stage and film actress) as the chef Clautine. The theatrical performance was followed by an evening of music and entertainment. Light creasing of left corners and horizontal fold. In very good condition.
4. A Benefit Cabaret-Evening for the Survivor Fund of the Austrian-Hungarian troops, featuring Emmerich von Szabo playing the cymbal, the comedian Emil Varady, the multi-instrumentalist Ludwig Szendi, the orator Mella Mars, and the magician Bruno Löw. Minor wear along edges, horizontal fold. In very good condition. g to vg. Item #45654