Johann Nepomuk Nestroy
Picnic at the foot of the Nestroy monument in front of
the 18th Century "Zum Jonas" apartment building
The Master's Perspective
View of Praterstrasse looking towards the Inner City
2nd District (Leopoldstadt)
Someone mentioned "Master"?
Photographed in Leopoldstadt, a short walk from the Inner City,
across the Danube Canal - sometimes called "Little Danube" -
managable even for short-legged Dachshunds
Images and Text © by Merisi
-> Johann Nepomuk Nestroy (7 December 1801 – 25 May 1862) at Wikipedia:
"Johann Nepomuk Eduard Ambrosius Nestroy .... was a singer, actor and playwright in the popular Austrian tradition of the Biedermeier period and its immediate aftermath. Dubbed the "Austrian Shakespeare", in style he is more comparable to Molière."
About half of Nestroy's works have been revived by the modern German-speaking theatres and many are part and parcel of today's Viennese repertoire. However, few have ever been translated into English. Only one, Einen Jux will er sich machen, has become well known to English-speaking theatregoers. Interestingly, it has become a classic more than once. It was first adapted as Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker (which later became the musical Hello, Dolly!) and later achieved success as the comic masterpiece On the Razzle, which was translated by Stephen Plaice and adapted by Tom Stoppard."