The Student of Prague
(Der Student von Prag)
[silent film, Stellan Rye (1913)]
live-music: trans by IzP (2006)
(first performed: dec 06th 2006, Essen / Germany)
Through a cunning trick, the devilish Scapinelli steals the mirror reflection of the student Balduin. Couched in the stylistic tradition of Faust tales, Stellan Rye develops an extended graveyard sequence and ghostly apparitions of Balduin’s disembodied mirror reflection into an early 20th-century filmic vision of horror.
[translated by Eric Flesher]