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Danton’s Death (Dantons Tod)
(Georg Büchner / Schauspielhaus Bochum)

Content: Five years have passed since the storming of the Bastille. George Danton and Maximilian de Robespierre, once soul mates and fathers of the French Revolution, have become arch enemies. Robespierre sees no chance of a revolutionary victory without terror. Danton calls for humanity in place of punishment, welfare in place of virtue. He detests violence, he condemns the brutalization of the people in the streets, but has also become too easygoing in the years of the great uprising. No longer does he, as Robespierre, want to sacrifice his own interests to battles. He wants to enjoy, to live. In doing so, he who has a positive attitude to life, endangers it at the same time.

Production: Leander Haußmann
Cast: Wolfram Koch, Johann Adam Oest, Andreas Pietschmann, Ralf Dittrich, Steve Karier, Annika Kuhl, Joana Schümer, Uwe Dag Berlin, Steffi Kühnert, Torsten Ranft, Irene Christ, Steffen Schult, Christof Wackernagel, Lucia Gailova
Stage Set: Alex Harb
Costume Design by: Miro Paternostro
Dramaturgy: Christof Wackernagel
Premiere: September 19, 1997

Press

“A production for the politically disorientated generation, which neither wants to rule nor to obey.”
(Andreas Wilink, Westdeutsche Zeitung)


 
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