Strauss, Johann and Johann Nestroy. Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy. 23 cm x 37 cm. Johann Nestroy appears in his own “farce with song,” Einen Jux will er sich Machen, as Weinberl, ein handlungsdiener, February 13, 1847, at the Leopoldstadt Theater for the 102nd time. Johann Strauss I, or Johann Strauss the Elder (1804 – 1849), Kapellmeister of the first Bürger-regiment, is announced as appearing in three final performances at the Sofien-Bad-Saales in 1847. Two broadsides — still joined on one sheet — of two of nineteenth century Vienna’s most famous performers. Conserved and matted. Fine.
Einen Jux will er sich Machen (1842) is the farce-with-song on which Thornton Wilder based both of his versions of Nestroy’s farce. The first version was The Merchant of Yonkers, and the second was The Matchmaker (1938). The latter was adapted by Michael Stewart into his book, Hello, Dolly!