Schaubühne

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(Not) the End of the World review – a terrifying, daring look at climate hypocrisies
The multiverse in Chris Bush’s Kein Weltuntergang, directed by Katie Mitchell, lays bare our contradictions and complicity in the climate crisis

Gareth Llŷr Evans

08, Sep, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Extra legroom and no interval: Germany plans for post-lockdown theatre
Berliner Ensemble unveils auditorium with most chairs ripped out, but some left in pairs, for a socially distanced audience who can visit the toilet during the play

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, May, 2020 @11:20 AM

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I don't think I've ever been so hurt by a piece of art. People with disability deserve better | Anthea Williams
Stage director Anthea Williams walked away from one of Sydney festival’s biggest shows crushed. ‘How disability is understood affects me every day of my life’

Anthea Williams

08, Feb, 2019 @1:40 AM

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Lars Eidinger: 'The Nazis cramp us Germans up. But Brits have a Third Reich fascination'
The great German stage actor is thrilling new audiences with SS-GB and Personal Shopper. Our writer talks menace and murder with him over schnitzel in Berlin

Philip Oltermann

23, Mar, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Beware of Pity review – found in translation
Barbican, London
Simon McBurney’s fizzing take on Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel transcends language barriers… and can still be seen online

Susannah Clapp

19, Feb, 2017 @7:55 AM

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Richard III review – a thoroughly modern game of thrones
Lars Eidinger is a visceral, manipulative monarch in Thomas Ostermeier’s explosive German-language production

Susannah Clapp

19, Feb, 2017 @7:50 AM

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Why has Thomas Ostermeier stripped his Richard III of politics? | Michael Billington
Shedding his clothes and seducing the audience, Lars Eidinger’s Gloucester is the classic charming narcissist – but why soften the play’s political bite at such a crucial time?

Michael Billington

17, Feb, 2017 @5:45 PM

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Beware of Pity review – Simon McBurney astonishes with vision of a world on edge
With dazzling virtuosity, this Complicite/Schaubühne staging of Stefan Zweig’s novel brilliantly evokes a doomed romance and the imminent horror of war

Michael Billington

10, Feb, 2017 @1:35 PM

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Simon McBurney: Beware of Pity is chillingly resonant in the Trump era
The director describes the gruesome appeal of staging Stefan Zweig’s novel about the faultlines running through a society on the brink of destruction

Simon McBurney

03, Feb, 2017 @2:48 PM

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Nazism comes knocking: German playwright probes the lure of fascism
In his play Winter Solstice, Roland Schimmelpfennig seeks to explore how rightwing rhetoric can ambush even the liberal-minded

Matt Trueman

09, Jan, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Stranger things: Albert Camus' enigmatic outsider hits Berlin
The Schaubühne is staging the absurdist classic with three actors sharing the main role. Director Philipp Preuss reflects on what ‘otherness’ means in society

Philip Oltermann

25, Nov, 2016 @11:45 AM

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Thomas Ostermeier: Richard III? He's a rock star, a standup comedian
In the German director’s Schaubühne production, there’s a drum kit on stage, the princes are puppets and the battle scene features Richard alone in his pants

Interview by Chris Wiegand

06, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

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