My final day in Berlin, my sixth show at the Deutsches Theater: finally Shakespeare. And relatively rarely performed Shakespeare, too: Coriolanus, in a new translation by Andres Marber that to my mind got more right than wrong – it certainly didn’t interfere with my enjoyment as much as the late Thomas Brasch’s famed version of [...]
This was a production I had looked forward to. The photos promised fun, if nothing else. It was supposed to be an unsentimental take on the play, putting desire above love. And Lars Eidinger is an exceptionally talented actor who has done great work in Shakespearean roles — his Hamlet in particular has [...]
Ah, it’s been a while, but it’s time for another instalment in this sad chronicle of inane Shakespeareana.
A shamelessly self-indulgent post — I have a very exciting May in Berlin ahead of me. Here’s the itinerary, with lots of links to trailers (almost all the links are in English):
May 1: Don Juan (Moliere/Rene Pollesch) – Volksbuehne
Part of the Volksbuehne’s current exploration of Moliere (the other pieces are versions [...]
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