Köpenick

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Köpenick

(kö`pənĭk), district of Berlin, E Germany, at the confluence of the Spree and Dahme rivers. It is an industrial center and a tourist spot, with forests and large lakes. Köpenick was the scene of the trial (1730) of Crown Prince Frederick (later Frederick IIFrederick II
or Frederick the Great,
1712–86, king of Prussia (1740–86), son and successor of Frederick William I. Early Life

Frederick's coarse and tyrannical father despised the prince, who showed a taste for French art and literature and no
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), who had attempted to escape from Prussia to England. In 1906, Wilhelm Voight, a shoemaker dressed as an army captain, imprisoned the mayor of Köpenick (then an independent town), an episode dramatized (1931) by Carl Zuckmayer in Der Hauptmann von Köpenick.

Köpenick

tailor disguised as a captain, takes over city. [Ger. Lit.: Captain from Köpenick, Espy, 173]
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The highest audience reaction was not, interestingly enough, for the popular comedian Tony Hancock as Gogol's The Government Inspector, although that got the largest audience, but Carl Zuckmayer's The Captain of Kopenick.
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