Stefan Zweig, pacifist pioneer for a "spiritualyl united Europe", was a passionate collector of autographs. After having been forced to leave Austria in 1934 he sold his extensive collection.
A considerable part he donated his frien Joseph Gregor, at that time Director of the Theatre collection of the Austrian National Library. Since that day the Theatermuseum holds 100 precious manuscripts of famous contemporary authors, amongst them Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Joseph Roth, Franz Werfel and many more.
On February 23rd, 1942, Zweig and his wife Lotte committed suicide in their Brasilian exile.
Dec. 1st, 2016 - March 20th, 2017Read more
On the eve of International Women's Day
Performance with subsequent visit of Linde Waber's exhibition
"schleierhaft" at Gallery Wolfrum
Mar 7th, 5.00 - 5.40 PM
The moving tale from the Old Testament about the courageous Jewish woman Esther, accompanied by poems and music.
With Andrea Eckert and Merlin-Ensemble Wien
March 22nd, 2017 - 7.30 PM
Symposium on the work of the
legendary music producer at Preiser-Records
Jürgen E. Schmidt (1937-2010).
Host: Alexandra Stockert
March 24, 2017, 10 AM - 6 PM
A publication on current research topics in the Theatermuseum's collections and departments.Read more
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
Teaching material on Peter Handke’s dramatic worksRead more
A symbiotic relationship between the dramatic abstract work by Velimir Khlebnikov and the stage design model by stage designer Vladimir Tatlin. This stage is one of the principal works of theater constructivism.Read more
Hermann Bahr (1863 - 1934)
The estate of Hermann Bahr ((1863 – 1934) and Anna Bahr-Mildenbrug (1872 – 1947) is one of the most important and largest collection treasures at the Theatermuseum.