I'm writing a book about the Pied Piper, and I was wondering if anyone has any good recommendations for books, websites, etc., about German culture in the 1200s - all aspects of German culture: religion, politics, clothing, food, music - and also German mythology, specifically that focusing on mythical creatures (and preferably not the Grimms' Fairy Tales, as I have my own collection of those). Any help is appreciated!
Back in 1977 I wrote a musical about the Pied Piper of Hamlin. It was produced in 1978 at a children's festival in New Jersey and made it to off-off-Broadway in 1979.
I wish I had the Internet back then, but the story dates back to 1384 if I recall from a Wikipedia link that lists all the books, at least the important ones that advanced and even changed the story over time.
You can find the list of books at List of literary accounts of the Pied Piper
And I found some interesting versions of it on websites. Just do a search.
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