Piece

Piece Name Eternal Road, The
Piece Alternate Name Road of Promise, The (Translation) ,
Der Weg der Verheissung (Earlier title)
Creation Date 20th century (1901-2000 CE)
Creator Weill, Kurt Composer ,
Werfel, Franz Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Musical, American, Drama
Associated Movement Neo-Romanticism
Language(s) of Creation English, German
Characters in Piece The Rabbi (Religious figures) , The Adversary , The Timid Soul The Rabbi
Plot Shortened dramatic version of Old Testament, set to music, to counter Nazi anti-Jewish propaganda
Notes Translated into English for American premiere. Max Reinhardt's notations are generally in German. Written to counter German antti-Jewish propaganda by illustrating heroic struggles in Jewish biblical history.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1937Jan07, New York (N.Y.), Reinhardt ensemble, Eternal Road, The ,
1937Jan07, New York (N.Y.), Reinhardt ensemble, Eternal Road, The ,
1937Jan07, Manhattan Opera House, Reinhardt ensemble, Eternal Road, The
Representations of characters from piece 1003449, 1003451, 1003452, 1003453, 1003454, 1003654, 1003655, 1003656, 1003657, 1003658
Components associated with piece 1003452, 1003453, 1003654, 1003655, 1003658, 1003449, 1003451, 1003454, 1003656, 1003657