The Polish Jew: Folk-Opera in Two Acts (Classic Reprint)

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Karel Weis, the composer, was born in Prague in 1862, and is still living in his native city. This opera is one of his earlier works, dated 1901.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Polish Jew: Folk-Opera in Two Acts Karel Weis, the composer, was born in Prague in 1862, and is still living in his native city. This opera is one of his earlier works, dated 1901. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # APC9781331071822

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 24 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.1in.Excerpt from The Polish Jew: Folk-Opera in Two ActsThe two-act opera of The Polish Jew (Der Polnische Jude) is based upon a French original by Erekmann-Chatrian, on which the famous play of The Bells, one of Sir Henry Irvings greatest successes, was also founded. Karel Weis, the composer, was born in Prague in 1862, and is still living in his native city. This opera is one of his earlier works, dated 1901. Argument. Act I. The entire action takes place in the inn of Burgomaster Mathis, in an Alsatian village. The opening scene is in the dance hall, with preparations for the betrothal feast of Christian, a young police official, and Annette, the daughter of Mathis. Christian has been delayed by the heavy snow, but arrives after some anxiety on the part of Annette, and her mother. Katharine. The two lovers exchange endearments and are interrupted by Schmitt, a bluff forester, who tells the story of the Polish Jew and his mysterious murder, fifteen years before. It was just such a winter as this, and The Jew, a dealer in grain, came to this very inn, flung a gold-filled belt upon the table, and later went to bed. In the morning his horse was found, unharnessed, by the river-bank, and nearby lay The Jews fur cap and mantle, soaked with blood. But the man himself had disappeared completely, and the mystery was never solved. Mathis enters and makes preparations for the ceremony, eventually sending the rest off to church. While they are gone, he counts his gold and lays aside a dowry for Annette. The neighbors and witnesses arrive for the betrothal, with the lawyer, Antonio, and feasting and dancing ensue. The wind whistles outside, and suddenly a window-pane crashes to the floor. The dance is interrupted by the sound of sleigh-bells, and a Polish Jew enters. He greets the company and flings a girdle on the table, exactly as did his counterpart fifteen years before. Mathis who for years had been tormented by an illusion of bells jangling in his ears, breaks down, and is taken to his bed, while The Jew is also given a room. Act II. Mathis is in his bed-room. The guests are departing. One hears distant singing. Mathis thinks he hears the sleigh-bells again, but Niclas, his man, quiets him. Mathis begins to suffer the pangs of conscience. He prays, and finally falls into a dream, which is completely enacted on the stage. About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781331071822

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Book Description Forgotten Books, United States, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Excerpt from The Polish Jew: Folk-Opera in Two Acts Karel Weis, the composer, was born in Prague in 1862, and is still living in his native city. This opera is one of his earlier works, dated 1901. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Seller Inventory # LIE9781331071822

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