The pirate and the apothecary

The pirate and the apothecary © Henning Wagenbreth, Orecchio acerbo

A moral tale from Robert Louis Stevenson, illustrated by Henning Wagenbreth

Suitable for the following subjects: German, English, literature, Italian, ethics and art.
Languages: Italian, German, English

The pirate and the apothecary © Henning Wagenbreth, Orecchio acerbo
The pirate and the apothecary
We are delighted to offer a trilingual exhibition aimed at schools.
 
  • Ausstellung DER PIRAT UND DER APOTHEKER, did. Material © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Ausstellung DER PIRAT UND DER APOTHEKER, did. Material
  • Material © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Material
  • Die Ausstellung DER PIRAT UND DER APOTHEKER © Goethe-Institut – E.Rainaldi, S.Sala
    Die Ausstellung DER PIRAT UND DER APOTHEKER
  • Die Ausstellung © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Die Ausstellung
  • Die Ausstellung © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Die Ausstellung
  • Die Tüten vom Deutschlehrertag © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Die Tüten vom Deutschlehrertag
  • Noch mehr Tüten © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Noch mehr Tüten
  • Überlegungen © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Überlegungen
  • Workshop zur Ausstellung © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Workshop zur Ausstellung
  • Buch - Zeitung © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Buch - Zeitung
  • Workshop WIE ARBEITEN WIR AM BESTEN MIT DER AUSSTELLUNG © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Workshop WIE ARBEITEN WIR AM BESTEN MIT DER AUSSTELLUNG
  • Noch mehr didaktische Materialien © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Noch mehr didaktische Materialien
  • Eine Ausstellung mit vielen Materialien © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Eine Ausstellung mit vielen Materialien
  • Referieren © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Referieren
  • Überlegen © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Überlegen
  • Digitale © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Digitale
  • Ergebnisse präsentieren © Goethe-Institut – Emanuele Rainaldi, Susanna Sala
    Ergebnisse präsentieren
When the Berlinese artist Henning Wagenbreth came across R.L. Stevenson´s collection Moral Emblems he was so intrigued he decided to make a book out of it. Wagenbreth’s attention was undoubtedly caught by the book’s woodcut illustrations, by Stevenson himself. The story deals with two young friends, Ben and Rob, who get up to all sorts of tricks. Ben’s pranks are never discovered as he executes them surreptitiously, while Rob’s thefts are carried out boldly and brazenly for all to see. At a certain point the two take different paths in life. Ben becomes an apothecary and Rob a pirate. Many years later, the two friends meet again and a violent confrontation takes place.

Technical details
  • Material Forex
  • 2 plates 50 cm x 70 cm
Materials for learning by discovery
  • 21 cards with individual images and phrases in German
  • Cards with individual images from the exhibition and a research task
  • 3 plastic-coated cards showing Stevenson’s woodcut illustrations from Moral Emblems with a research task
We are very happy to provide advice on how to set up this exhibition in your school or any other venue in your area.
 
 

Robert Louis Stevenson
The pirate and the apothecary
Illustrations and translation by Henning Wagenbreth
Peter Hammer Verlag






Robert Louis Stevenson
The pirate and the apothecary
Illustrations by Henning Wagenbreth
Translation by Damiano Abeni
Orecchioacerbo
Robert Louis Stevenson Photo: W. J. Hawker © National Library of Scotland Robert Louis Stevenson, born in Edinburgh in 1850, died at Vailima, on the island of Samoa, in 1894. A prolific writer, he was the author of travel literature, historical novels and adventure stories, as well as essays and lyric poetry. He became famous mainly thanks to the classic children’s story Treasure Island and the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. With Moral Emblems, which includes the story of the pirate and the apothecary, Stevenson achieved great success, not least because of the woodcut illustrations by the author himself.
 Henning Wagenbreth Photo: Mirko Zander When Henning Wagenbreth held Moral Emblems in his hand for the first time and saw Stevenson’s woodcut illustrations, he knew he was going to make them into a book. Wagenbreth was born in Eberswalde, Germany, in 1962. A professor of illustration and graphic design at Berlin’s Kunsthochschule Weißensee, Wagenbreth deems manual and industrial printing techniques an important part of his creative work, illustrating books, posters, magazines and journals, with occasional forays into the world of animated films, theatre and music.
Come lend me an attentive ear ...are the first words of Stevenson’s ballad of the pirate and the apothecary. Continue reading the text in the original language eBook.

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