Gerwebäscher Leit

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To me, heritage is connected with language, therefore I chose to display photos from our local theatre production.  All the photos were taken during rehearsal (except the bottom left one) since I was in the cast.  Each year a different play of of the same author is performed.  He wrote in the early parts of the 20th century but the stories take place in the 19th.  He wrote in the local vernacular and the historical society puts on the plays as part of their effort to preserve the traditions and the dialect of the town.  The backdrop – depicting typical half timbered houses from the area – dates back to the 1950s and has been used in every production since.

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    • The author is not known outside our town (and I dare say quite rightly so, although I will be crucified for it). His name was Philipp Randoll, he was born and lived in Weinheim, near Heidelberg, Germany. He basically wrote the same play over and over again (Romeo and Juliet in a local setting, a hot-headed father in a village feud, and in the end the boy gets the girl and some money as well). He has some interesting information about the history of the town in his plays, usually hidden away in the second act. But it is the only dialect scribe we have. The historical society published a book with poems of his in 1988 and it is sold second-hand: https://www.amazon.de/Woinemer-P%C3%A4lzer-Mundartgedichte-Philipp-Randoll/dp/B004SY5RJS . Other than that there is little to say except that the performances (and rehearsals) are fun.

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