Die Kluge - Plot
Set in a royal fairy tale palace and the surrounding area and performed partly on the forestage and partly on the main stage:
When the king becomes involved in a legal dispute between the donkey man and the mule man concerning a foal to which both believe they have a right and delivers a false judgement, his clever wife defends the rights of the misjudged party and is cast out by the king. She is permitted to take with her in a chest »that which she has most set her heart on«.
(Poster by Helmut Jürgens for the first performance 1943)
 Werner Thomas in: Pipers Enzyklopädie des Musiktheaters, Vol. 4, Munich 1991,p. 581 ff.