Birch-Pfeiffer – Shakespeare – Romeo and Julia. Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer as the nurse of Julia in Shakespeare’s tragedy at the Berlin Royal Dramatic Theater. Glazed colored lithograph printed with tone plate after a photograph by R. Marowsky for Louis Veit, Berlin. (1859/60.) 9 × 5⅞ in (23 × 14.8 cm). – Sheet 28 of the Lipperheide set Ucd 19 on light cardboard.
“ (In) Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer … the second Kotzebue has arisen for the stage … As dramatic playwright, however, Ms. Birch-Pfeiffer has always had a passion for the ‘grandiose’ and surpassed in this, with respect to effectiveness on the stage, many of our more recent poets. A victorious general she holds the stage to this very hour, numbers almost no defeats, yet innumerable triumphs … The firm position Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer holds at the Berlin Royal Court Theater … limits the acquaintance with her artistic performances to a small circle … the clumsy-cunning nurse in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Julia’ (is) a character the actress can take pleasure in many original particularities. ”
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„ … sowie herzlichen Dank für Ihre Ausführungen zur Kulturgeschichte / Ihr … “
(Herr H.-J. W., 7. Januar 2010)