The Eleven Executioners (11x14 Patronage Print #6)
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The Eleven Executioners
Die Elf Scharfrichter, or The Eleven Executioners, was Munich's first cabaret.
"The problem of censorship was solved by making the cabaret a private club. The programme began with the Executioners dancing and singing grotesquely on stage, throwing their blooded robes around with abandon. This was followed by a mixture of chansons, recitations, puppet plays, dramatic pieces and literary parodies. One of the cabaret's stars was femme fatale Marya Delvard, a woman vamp, dressed in black with chalk white face, who sang in a stylised manner. Her effect on audiences was electric."
Dinner theatre poster by T.T. Heine, 1900.
THIS PRINT WAS MADE BY PHOTOGRAPHING THE ORIGINAL POSTER IN THE CENTURY GUILD COLLECTION- NOT AN INTERNET FILE.