[Presumably Michelstadt, 1838.]
Manuscript on paper, small 4to (210 × 163 mm), pp. , 21, ; written in a neat Kurrentschrift on wove paper; underlining in red; stitched in contemporary plain paper wrappers, lettered in ms. ink, vertical crease where previously folded.
An attractive manuscript Rollenbuch
, containing the part of Schwarz in Schiller’s famous tragedy. According to notes here, the first read through took place on 24 February 1838, the performance on 6 April. From the cast list, we can see that the players were the family and friends of the Graf zu Erbach-Fürstenau, whose Schloss was in the small Hessian town of Michelstadt. The Count’s son, Alfred (then 25), took the part of Karl; his daughter, Luitgarde (21), was Amalia; another son, Edgar (20), Schweizer.
The part of Schwarz was taken by a Herr Schmucker [Schmusker?]. The Rollenbuch was evidently used again later, as his name is crossed out on the front cover and replaced with that of a Herr von Strzemieczny.