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Författare: Friedrich Hebbel.
Friedrich Hebbel: Die Nibelungen. Ein deutsches Trauerspiel in drei Abteilungen Der gehörnte Siegfried Siegfrieds Tod Kriemhilds Rache
Erstdruck: Hamburg (Hoffmann und Campe) 1862. Uraufführung des 1. u. 2. Teils am 31.1.1861, des 3. Teils am 18.5.1861 in Weimar.
Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors.
Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth.
Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe:
Friedrich Hebbel: Werke. Herausgegeben von Gerhard Fricke, Werner Keller und Karl Pörnbacher, Band 1-5, München: Hanser, 1963.
Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt.
Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Johann Heinrich Füssli, Kriemhild zeigt Hagen das Haupt Gunthers, um 1805.
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Austrian director Fritz Lang in 1924: Die Nibelungen: Siegfried and Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild’s Revenge. The screenplays for both films were co-written by Lang’s then-wife Thea von Harbou, based upon the epic poem Nibelungenlied written around AD 1200. This article’s plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. The title character Siegfried, son of King Siegmund of Xanten, masters the art of forging a sword at the shop of Mime. Siegfried hears the tales of the kingdom of Burgundy, the kings who rule there, as well as of Kriemhild, the princess of Burgundy.
Siegfried announces he wants to win her hand in marriage, much to the amusement of the smiths. Siegfried demands to be told the way. Soon after, the powerful Siegfried trespasses on the land of the Nibelungs and is attacked by Alberich, King of the Dwarves, who has turned himself invisible. Siegfried defeats Alberich, who offers Siegfried a net of invisibility and transformation if he spares his life, whereupon Alberich offers to make Siegfried „the richest king on earth!
Siegfried finally arrives in Burgundy in his new guise as King of twelve kingdoms. A fight breaks out between Siegfried and King Gunther and his adviser Hagen of Tronje, which is interrupted by the appearance of beautiful princess Kriemhild. Brunhild is not, however, completely defeated. She suspects deceit and refuses to consummate the marriage.
Hagen again convinces Siegfried to help. Siegfried transforms himself into Gunther and battles Brunhild and removes her arm-ring during battle, after which she submits to his will. Siegfried leaves the real Gunther to consummate the marriage. Kriemhild discovers Brunhild’s armlet and asks Siegfried about it. Siegfried discloses the truth to Kriemhild about his role in Brunhild’s defeat.
When the Nibelungen treasure that Siegfried acquired from Alberich arrives at the court of Burgundy as Kriemhild’s wedding gift, Brunhild becomes more suspicious about Siegfried’s feigned vassalage to Gunther. Brunhild dons the Queen Mother’s jewellery and proceeds to the cathedral to enter as the first person, as is her right as Queen of Burgundy. Brunhild demands that Siegfried must be killed, which she justifies by claiming that Siegfried stole her maidenhood when he struggled with her on her wedding night. Hagen von Tronje and King Gunther conspire to murder Siegfried during a hunt in the Odenwald. Hagen deceives Kriemhild into divulging Siegfried’s weak spot by sewing a cross on the spot in Siegfried’s tunic. After the hunt, Hagen challenges Siegfried to a race to a nearby spring.