British and German theatre makers discuss Brecht

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To coincide with A Life of Galileo, we are hosting a two-day Brecht Meeting of British and German theatre makers.

The event will be chaired by our Writer in Residence Mark Ravenhill, who translated the new version of Brecht's play.

In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut London, it will explore the relevance (if any) that Brecht has for contemporary theatre makers, asking the questions:

  • Has Brecht now become a familiar 'classic', that can be produced in the same way as Shakespeare or Schiller?
  • Does he still present challenges that allow us to ask important questions in the making of new theatre?
  • Should we bury his work and move on as though he never happened?

The aim of the meeting is to establish a dialogue between four German and four British theatre makers about the current state and possible futures of their respective theatre worlds and create the possibility of future collaborations.

On 19 March 2013, 7.30pm the workshop participants will discuss their findings in a public panel at the Goethe-Institut London. Admission is free but places must be booked in advance by calling the Institut on 020 7596 4000.

Photo: Bertoldt Brecht by Bild Bundesarchiv and Jörg Kolbe, via Wikimedia Commons.

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