Friedrich Kalbfuß

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Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Kalbfuß (occasionally also Kalbfuss) (born July 28, 1903 in Braunschweig , † July 21, 1945 in Bad Schwalbach ) was a German playwright, set designer and poet.


Friedrich Kalbfuß studied art studies and painting in Munich from 1922 and decided to put his talent for painting at the service of the theater. He became assistant to Ludwig Sievert, head of equipment at the municipal theaters in Frankfurt am Main , then set designer in Osnabrück and at the New Theater in Frankfurt am Main. From 1928 to 1933 he was one of Fritz Jesser's closest employees at the Neues Schauspielhaus in Königsberg (Prussia) . He then acted as head of equipment at the Mannheim National Theater from 1936 to 1939 and 1940 to 1941 and as a set designer at the Prussian State Theater in Kassel from 1941 to 1945. By using projections, he saved the theater a lot of money. Kalbfuss was drafted shortly before the end of the war, was taken prisoner by the Americans in April 1945 and died of typhus in the reserve hospital I in Bad Schwalbach .

There is a portrait bust of Kalbfuß created by Oda Schottmüller (1905–1943). There are drafts of stage sets in the theater studies collection of the University of Cologne in Wahn Castle.


  • Breakdown of the Heart, comedy, 1929
  • The embassy of women, comedy, performed in Łódź in 1942, for which Kalbfuß also designed the stage sets for the rehearsal
  • The love of a great man, comedy, premiered on November 30, 1943 in Würzburg
  • The green area, comedy in 4 acts, music by Erwin Dressel. Arcadia Verlag, Berlin 1934
  • The world wants to be cheated , comedy in 4 acts, Arcadia Verlag, Berlin 1935
  • A dog's life, comedy
  • Japanese ballad
  • Poems, short stories and essays


  • German gender book. Volume 197, published by C. Starke, Limburg an der Lahn 1991, pp. 233-234
  • The National Union Catalog, Pre 1956. Volume 288, p. 153
  • Friedrich Kalbfuß: Language of Lovers. Langewiesche-Ebenhausch publishing house
  • Friedrich Kalbfuß: Cloud ships: Poems. With a foreword by KH Ruppel. Society of Hessian Literature Friends, Darmstadt 1975
  • Friedrich Kalbfuß: indictment of the dead. 10 sonnets by ... Edited as a private print for the poet's friends by Gustav Römer, Kassel. With the permission of the 6871st DISCC Detachment Kassel
  • Friedrich Kalbfuß: Voice of a Silent - Poems by… Verlag Dr. Riederer, Stuttgart 1949
  • German stage yearbook. Born in 1944

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