As the audience pours into the theatre, the actors are getting ready for the show backstage. The curtain rises andthe story of how poor Peter fails to win Greta’s heart begins. It’s all very dramatic and exciting – and sometimes even funny; you can tell just by looking at the expressions on the audience’s faces. Everyone reacts tothe action in their own way: surprised, aghast, amused – or even just plain bored!
Peter Schössow recounts Heine’s age-old story of love and loss in pictures, allowing the reader to feel the atmosphere and experience the interplay between cast and audience at first hand. The children’s verve and pleasure in staging the play comes alive on the page, so the reader can share their infectious excitement.