It was also he who produced its premiere at the Salzburg Festival on 22 August — marking the birth of the Festival itself. In his hour of greatest need, he is abandoned by his friends, his money and his lover. Only after he has repented for his transgressions and committed himself to Christianity, may he stand armed with his faith and his good deeds before the divine judgment seat. A place seemingly predestined as the stage and backdrop for this religious play. Enthralling the public in the title role have been such stage greats as Klaus Maria Brandauer, Maximilian Schell and, the longest-serving Jedermann of them all, Peter Simonischek.

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Jedermann Everyman is a play by the Austrian playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is based on several medieval mystery plays , including the late 15th-century English morality play Everyman.

From , it has been performed regularly at the Salzburg Festival. God sends Death Tod to summon the rich bon viveur Jedermann who is then abandoned by his friends, his wealth and his lover Buhlschaft. The play was conceived by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in the tradition of medieval morality plays , based on the English Everyman , and on Hecastus by Hans Sachs. In , it was performed at the Salzburg Festival , again staged by Reinhardt, and performed on the square in front of the Salzburg Cathedral.

As of , Jedermann has been presented in performances. The play has been made into a film at least eight times, including in , [5] , [6] , [7] , [8] , [9] , [10] , [11] and From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Salzburg Festival. Retrieved 18 June The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved November 30, Categories : Austrian plays German-language plays Death in art Personifications of death in fiction Religious literature God in fiction plays Everyman Salzburg Festival.

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The writer made immense contributions to the Festival, and not only through his mystery play. Austrian poet, essayist and dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal was born in Vienna on 1 February He had a Salzburg connection even in his younger years: He would spend his summer holidays in Fusch Zell am See and in the Salzkammergut. Salzburg City served as a meeting place with his friends and acquaintances. Hofmannsthal continued working to develop the Salzburg Festival until his death.


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