The Tiger Lillies-Shockheaded Peter - A Junk Opera (1998)

Written in 1845 by Heinrich Hoffman, a 36 yr old Frankfurt psychiatrist, Der Struwwelpeter is one of the most memorable works in any genre, in any language, from any era. It comprises ten rhymed stories with distinctive illustrations concerning the disastrous consequences of ‘misbehavior’.
Shockheaded Peter-a Junk Opera is a 1998 theatrical adaptation of the stories with music by Martin Jacques.
Features on the original book here.
The text here.
And the record here:

1 comment:

  1. I saw the junk opera performed in San Francisco. I was glad for the introduction to the book, but the opera bothered me. Have you ever read The Water Babies? Another horrible children's book from the 19th century.


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