Bavarian world theatre
»All is fantasy!« (exclamation by the Juggler in Astutuli)
»I studied this substantial work almost line for line with increasing enthusiasm [...], I felt that the old Bavarian dialect [...] with its power, and its descriptive and graphic qualities and not least in its vocal abundance unlocked a new tonal world for me.
This tonal world was a decisive factor for the ›Bavarian play‹ (Die Bernauerin), which was actually intended for actors: music from language, spoken music. For this reason, I did not shy away from new word creations. Thus, scene after scene was created from individual long-forgotten words and expressions.« (Carl Orff on Andreas Schmeller’s ›Bavarian Dictionary‹)
(Title page of Andreas Schmeller’s ›Bavarian Dictionary‹)
 CO-Dok VI/17