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  • Title: Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Editor: David Bevington
  • General textual editors: James D. Mardock, Eric Rasmussen
  • Associate textual editor: Donald Bailey
  • Coordinating editor: Michael Best
  • Associate coordinating editor: Janelle Jenstad

  • Copyright David Bevington. This text may be freely used for educational, non-profit purposes; for all other uses contact the Editor.
    Author: Anonymous
    Editor: David Bevington
    Not Peer Reviewed

    Der bestrafte Brudermord (Fratricide Punished)

    News, news! my lord! The actors have come.
    When Marus Russig was an actor in Rome, what times those were!
    Ha, ha, ha, how Your Highness always teases me!
    O! Jephthah, Jephthah! what a fair daughter hast thou!
    Why, my lord, you are always harping on my daughter.
    Well, well, old man, let the master of the actors come in.
    I will, my lord.
    These actors come in the nick of time, for through them I shall prove whether the ghost told me the truth or not. Once I saw a tragedy wherein one brother murders the other in the garden; this shall they act. And if the King turns pale, then he has done what the ghost told me.