The Mirror in the Mirror

Two readers may read the same book, but they will still never read the same. Each of them will add themselves to the book. Therefore, a book is a mirror, mirroring the reader. But in the same way the reader is a mirror for the book. So what does a mirror show us when it is mirroring a mirror? Michael Ende’s literary cabinet of mirrors takes us into a maze of thoughts and images. Harmless and funny, surreal and scary stories surround us, just like the distorted and the natural pictures in a mirror’s cabinet. Only those who can muster the courage to face the surreal, will Michael Ende release out of his magic maze back into the open.

Theatre Rights

  • First published in: 1983
  • Theatre rights:
    Verlag für Kindertheater
    Max-Brauer-Allee 34
    22765 Hamburg
    Tel.: 040 / 60 79 09 916
    Fax: 040 / 60 79 09 51
    Ansprechpartnerin für Aufführungsgenehmigungen: Juliane Lachenmayer


Stage version by Musiktheater Hessel & Post. Dresden 1999.