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Stefan Zweig Chess Story

Books, prints, theatre, opera, film and art to The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

 

First editions of Schachnovelle / The Royal Game / Chess Story

Please read my remarks on the early editions of Stefan Zweig's chess story on my special page here Remarks on the chess story "Schachnovelle" or "The Royal Game" by Stefan Zweig in 1942, 1943 and 1944

Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle Pigmalion Buenos Aires 1942
title page of the first German edition of Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig in Buenos Aires
photo © Elke Rehder

 

 

Stefan Zweig, his last address book 1940-1942

Here you'll find the names and their biographies to Stefan Zweig's last telephone address book, where you can read the full text:

Stefan Zweig, his last address book 1940-1942

 

 

Miniature book - Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle (chess story The Royal Game)

Since October 2013 the Chess Story by Stefan Zweig is now available in an illustrated miniature book published by Miniaturbuchverlag Leipzig. It's the first edition in this mini book size 38 x 53 mm with 378 pages. The miniature book contains illustrations after woodcuts by the German artist Elke Rehder. The illustrated cover is made of white Cabra-leather . The precious book is kept safe in a nice slipcase. ISBN 978-3-86184-253-8.

miniature book stefan zweig chess story 2013 illustrated by the artist Elke Rehder

 

Schachnovelle 2013 in memoriam of Stefan Zweig. Hand-signed Woodcut against isolation and solitary confinement and torture

Hand colored woodcut in black and yellow to the chess story by Stefan Zweig. The illustration is reflecting the isolation of Dr. B.  in the solitary confinement, the play against himself and the splitting of his mind divides him into a Black Me and a White Me. The woodcut is a reminder of the death of Stefan Zweig on 23 February 1942 in his exile in Brazil. Image size 22,7 x 11,7 cm on sheet size 31 x 20 cm. 2013. Limited edition of 100 numbered,  signed and titled copies.

In Memoriam of Stefan Zweig, woodcut against isolation and solitary confinement and torture.
Schachnovelle 2013 - chess story The Royal Game in memoriam of Stefan Zweig. A hand colored woodcut against isolation and solitary confinement and torture by the artist Elke Rehder.

 Special offer at Büchergilde Gallery in Frankfurt. It is one of the acknowledged Online-Galleries in Germany Link to Büchergilde-Gallery

 

chess artist Elke Rehder with woodcuts to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

Schachnovelle in Kiel - Elke Rehder photo © Dr. Peter Münder

 

Open Air Festival in Pontevès / France

2013 - From 13 July to 17 August there was the 3rd Open Air festival in Pontevès in Provence in France with a theatrical poster to the chess story Le Joueur d'echecs by Stefan Zweig, directed by Bernard Damien. The main roles: Raffaele Giuliani and Tanghi Burlion. Bernard Damien is the artistic director of the Theatre du Grand XL Midi in Brussels. The premiere was held in Brussels in February 2012. The posters for the show in Brussels and for the festival in the Provence show a woodcut by the German artist Elke Rehder.

Stefan Zweig theatre poster Chess Story - The Royal Game in France
Theatrical poster for the Chess Story by Stefan Zweig illustrated by Elke Rehder

 

Chess Story Opera by Cristóbal Halffter world premiere

2013 - World premiere of the Schachnovelle by the Spanish composer Cristóbal Halffter at the Kiel Opera House.
 

Scene from the opera by Cristóbal Halffter to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig
Opera photo © Olaf Struck

 Link to pictures and more information about the opera

 

Brazilian short film about the chess story by Stefan Zweig

2012 - in November the Brazilian short film The Royal Game - Zweig's last checkmate was produced by telenews in Rio de Janeiro and directed by Leonardo Dourado.
Alberto Dines talks with Flávio Tavares about Stefan Zweig's final years in Petrópolis and the novella The Royal Game.
 

film with Alberto Dines about the last days of Stefan Zweig his exile in Brazil and his chess story The Royal Game
photo from the Brazilian short film showing an illustration by the artist Elke Rehder

 Link to the short film and more information

 

Theatre Poster from Berlin - Schachnovelle (chess story The Royal Game)

2012 - in August an image of my painting Irrational Position was used for a theatre poster. Die Schachnovelle is the name of the play.
The stage version for the theatre show in Berlin was written by Helmut Peschina.

Stefan Zweig theatre poster to the chess story The Royal Game Schachnovelle in Berlin 2012 and 2013
Chess Story - Berlin theatre poster showing a painting by the artist Elke Rehder

Signed theatre poster to the chess story. Poster from August 2012. Kleines Theater in Berlin shows the play Die Schachnovelle by Helmut Peschina after the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig. Poster after the oil painting Irrational Position by the artist Elke Rehder. Poster signed by the artist. 

Article-no. P500014  price  25,00 € incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping costs Germany € 4, Europe 9 €. Delivery time 3-5 days. Payment: PayPal / bank transfer.
 

Link to the photos from the theatre in Berlin

 

Cover illustration by Elke Rehder for the German edition by the publisher S. Fischer

2012 - in May the German publishing house S. Fischer Verlag in Frankfurt used for the publication of Schachnovelle one of my woodcuts for the cover design.

Stefan Zweig chess story German Schachnovelle publisher Fischer in Frankfurt 2012 with cover illustration by the artist Elke Rehder
German edition of the chess story by Stefan Zweig

 

Stefan Zweig Chess Story with cover illustration and original pencil drawing signed by the artist Elke Rehder
Schachnovelle - book with an original pencil drawing signed by the artist

Cover illustration by Elke Rehder. German edition. Publisher S. Fischer, Frankfurt. ISBN 9783596512355. 96 pages, size: 14,6 x 9,3 cm. With an original drawing by the artist on the second title page, signed and dated 2012. 

Article-no. P111 price 35,00 € incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping costs Germany € 4, Europe 7 €. Delivery time 3-5 days. Payment: PayPal / bank transfer.


 

Set of six artists' postcards to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

2009 - The six woodcuts to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig were printed in offset by a German chess magazine.  

Set of six artists' postcards to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig
Set of six postcards to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

The limited edition was only for subscribers. Some of the sets I can sell.

Article-no. P114  price 10,00 € incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping costs Germany € 1, Europe 2 €. Delivery time 3-5 days. Payment: PayPal / bank transfer.
 

 

Exhibition catalog showing the six woodcuts to the Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

2009 - the exhibition Landesweit (nationwide) with new acquisitions of the country's historical collection of 25 years was shown in the city of Kiel. The portfolio with the six woodcuts for The Royal Game is shown on a double page in the exhibition catalog.

 

Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game in an art exhibition show in the German city of Kiel
Exhibition catalog showing the six woodcuts by the artist Elke Rehder to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

 

 

Chess Rage  (chess poisoning) signed woodcut with a quotation from the German first edition Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig

2007 - the woodcut Schachwut (chess rage) was published by the Elke Rehder Presse with a quotation from the novella in original letterpress printing. The woodcut to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig  is showing Dr. B. playing chess against himself.

chess story by Stefan Zweig Dr. B illustration chess rage by the German artist Elke Rehder
Color woodcut by Elke Rehder with a quotation from the chess story by Stefan Zweig in letterpress printing

Quote from the original German Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig: "Und da ich nichts anderes hatte als dies unsinnige Spiel gegen mich selbst, fuhr meine Wut, meine Rachelust fanatisch in dieses Spiel hinein. Etwas in mir wollte Recht behalten, und ich hatte doch nur dieses andere Ich in mir, das ich bekämpfen konnte; so steigerte ich mich während des Spiels in eine fast manische Erregung."

And here is my translation: "And as I had nothing else than this nonsensical game against myself, my rage, my lust for revenge drove fanatically into this game. Something in me wanted to be right after all, and I only had this other ego in myself that I could fight; so I improved during the game in an almost manic excitement."

Color woodcut with a quotation from the Schachnovelle (chess story The Royal Game) by Stefan Zweig, showing the situation while Dr. B. is playing chess against himself during the cruel nothingness in his solitary confinement.

Letterpress printing on Lana  paper. Size: 21 x 29,6 cm. 2007. Limited edition of 100 numbered and signed copies in the Elke Rehder Presse and 360 signed copies in  the Edition Curt Visel.

Article-no. P94  price   45,00 € incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping costs Germany € 4, Europe 7 €. Delivery time 3-5 days. Payment: PayPal / bank transfer.
 

 

Exhibition poster on artists' books and prints to the chess story by Stefan Zweig

2006 - an image of one of my woodcuts to The Royal Game was selected for the art exhibition poster at the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover.

chess story The Royal Game art exhibition poster frome the state library in Hanover
Elke Rehder art exhibition poster to The Royal Game, the chess story by Stefan Zweig

Elke Rehder - Artists' Books and Prints - 2006, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover. The poster shows one of the woodcuts to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig. Poster signed by the artist. 

Article-no. P500001  price   35,00 € incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping costs Germany € 4, Europe 9 €. Delivery time 3-5 days. Payment: PayPal / bank transfer.
 

 

The rare book Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig

2004 - Ulrike Erber-Bader dedicated the bibliophile book Schachnovelle with six woodcuts to the members at the annual meeting of the Society of Bibliophiles in Frankfurt.
 

special edition of the chess story The Royal Game afte the German first edition of Schachnovelle numbered and signed
Rare numbered and signed edition of "Schachnovelle" containing the six color woodcuts by the artist Elke Rehder to The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

Link to pictures and informations about this rare book

 

 

Chess Story signed woodcut with a quotation from the German first edition by Stefan Zweig

2002 - to the 60th death anniversary of Stefan Zweig I showed at the Literaturhaus (house of literature) in the city of Kiel my new art works on chess and Henning Westphal read from the book Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig. On this occasion a double page with a woodcut and a hand-set text (a short quotation from The Royal Game) was published in letterpress printing by my small press Elke Rehder Presse.

Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle Ich Weiß -  Ich Schwarz Holzschnitt signiert
Small press printing with a quotation from chess story Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig and hand-signed woodcut by the artist Elke Rehder

Quote from the original German Schachnovelle by Stefan Zweig: "Ich war durch meine fürchterliche Situation gezwungen, diese Spaltung in ein Ich Schwarz und ein Ich Weiß zumindest zu versuchen, um nicht erdrückt zu werden von dem grauenhaften Nichts um mich."

And here is my translation: "My terrible situation was forcing me at least to try this splitting into a Black Ego and a White Ego in order not to be crushed by the atrocious nothingness around me."

The woodcut is showing Dr. B.  trying to split his mind into a Black Me and White Me and playing chess against himself. Quotation from Schachnovelle in German language, handset letterpress printing with a woodcut in black and white. Handbound in softcover wrapper. 19,5 x 27 cm. 2002. 50 numbered and signed copies. 

Article-no. P25  price  45,00 € incl. VAT., Excl. Shipping costs Germany € 4, Europe 7 €. Delivery time 3-5 days. Payment: PayPal / bank transfer.
 

 

Portfolio with six woodcuts by Elke Rehder to the Chess Story by Stefan Zweig

1996 - I published a portfolio with six woodcuts to the evolution of Dr. B. in The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig. Some copies of my portfolio are held in libraries, for example in the special collection of the National library of the Netherlands. This chess collection is based on the collections of Antonius van der Linde, Meindert Niemeijer and G. L. Gortmans. One copy can also be found in the chess collection of the Schleswig-Holstein State Library in Kiel. 

Stefan Zweig Schachnovelle The Royal Game chess story woodcuts by Elke Rehder
portfolio with six color woodcuts by the artist Elke Rehder to the chess story The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

 

Stefan Zweig chess story The Royal Game, woodcut with chess players
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 1 - artist's proof - availability on request

 

Chess Story Dr. B in isolation, woodcut illustration to The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 2 - artist's proof - availability on request

 

Dr. B plays chess without having the board in the Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 3 - artist's proof - availability on request

 

Dr. B plays against himself in the Chess Story by Stefan Zweig
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 4 - artist's proof - availability on request

 

Chess Story Dr. B is devided in White Me and Black Me
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 5 - artist's proof - availability on request

 

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig Dr. B is trapped and lost in The Royal Game
Stefan Zweig Chess Story 6 - artist's proof - availability on request

 

1990 - I created my first art works to the chess story by Stefan Zweig. I started with sketches and drawings to the psychological conflict of the main character Dr. B.,  who begins to play the game against himself. Stefan Zweig describes this conflict with the term chess poisoning which can lead to a chess fever. One year later I visualized the psychological conflict of Dr. B. in my oil painting Irrational Position. In 1992 I showed this painting together with other large-scale oil paintings and art installations at the gallery Buschgraben in Berlin. At the opening of exhibition the actor Till Hagen read from the book The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig. 

 

International alternative spellings of the name of Stefan Zweig

Zweig, Sefan
Zweig, Ştefan
Zweig, Stephan
Zweig, S.
Ciweige, Si
Ci wei ge
Ciweige, ... (Chines.)
Ci wei ge, Zhu
Ciweige, Sitaifen
Cvaig, Stefan
Cvajg, Stefan
Cvajg, Štefan
Cveig, Stefan
Cveigas, Štefanas
Cveīgas, S.
Cveigs, Stefans
Cveigs, Stefan
Cvejg, Sefan
Cvejg, Stefan
Cvejg, S.
Cvėjh, Štėfan
Cwaigi, Stefan
Cwaigi, Štephan
Cwajg, Stefan
Owaigi, Stephan
Ch'ŭbaik'ŭ, Syut'ep'an
Si-Ciweige
Ssŭpaik'ŭ, S.
Ṣwajg, Sṭēfan
Ṣwayg, Štefan
Ṣweig, Sṭefān
Sweig, Stefan
Ṣwēijg, Sṭefan
Ṣwējg, Sṭēfān
Ṣwejg, Sṭefān
Zwég, Stéfan (Uigur.)
Tsbai͏̈ch, Stephan
Tsbaich, Stephan
Tsbhÿçyāiga, Sÿòtephāna
Tsiwāyg, Ištifān
Tswāyg, Ištifān
Tsuvaiku, Shutefan
Tsuvaiku, ...
Tsuwaiku, Shtefan
Tsuwaiku, Shutefan
Tsuwaiku, ...
Tz'ŭ-wei-ko, Szu-ti-fên
Tswāik, Ištafān
Tswāyk, Ištifān
Tzwaig, Stefan
Tsṿaig, Sṭefan
Zfāiġ, Stīfān
Zfāyk, Isṭifān
Ziweige, Sitaifen
Zvejg, Stefan
Zwāīg, Sṭīfan
Zwayk, Istifan
Cʹvaigi, Štepʹan
Sveyq, Stefan
Zi wei ge
Ziweige
쯔바이크, 슈테판 (Kore)
츠바이크, 슈테판 (Kore)
צוויג, סטפן (Hebr)
シュテファン・ツヴァイク (Japan)
茨威格, 斯蒂芬 (China Hans)
褚威格 (Hans)
茨威格 (Hans)
Штефан Цвајг (Serb, Cyrl)
Цвейг, Стефан (Russ Cyrl)
Стефан Цвейг (Ukrain Cyrl)
Стефан Цвайг (Bulgar Cyrl)
Στέφαν Τσβάιχ (Grek)

 

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