Jim Knopf – Jim Button (stage plays) f/m

18 Mar


Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver) is a famous German novel by Michael Ende and a famous marionette play of the 1970s and later an animation series. The first live-action movie “Jim Button” is scheduled for 2017 but probably will be delayed again. The shooting should start this March, previously announced for 2013. I don’t think that there will be Jim Knopf shown in overalls (if so then probably very few scenes at the end). He is neither shown in bibs in the marionette play nor in the animated series. Few facts are known yet anyway.

But there are several stage plays, some showing the black boy Jim in overalls. Sometimes Jim is played by a woman.

Pic 1 is from a stage play in Mannheim (2008 or earlier, taken from Wikimedia) pic 2 is from a YouTube clip by the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Bayern. So probably a Bavarian lady.  Quite interesting and there are many more plays and clips online.


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