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Date

2017/08/11 (Fri) 19:30 

2017/08/12 (Sat) 19:30 

2017/08/13 (Sun) 14:30 

Length

135 minutes without intermission.

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500, 700, 900, 1200, 1600, 2000

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In German with Mandarin surtitles.

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Buy tickets The best “Warten auf Godot” of the millennium!
One of 2015 Theatertreffen’s 10 “most notable productions”

"Waiting can be so wonderful." ── Berliner Morgenpost
"The funny side of nothing." ── Berliner Zeitung

"Vladimir: So, shall we go?
Estragon: Let’s go!
(They do not move)."

A country road. A tree. Evening. Two acts, two times two people: Vladimir and Estragon, Pozzo and Lucky. Sometimes a boy passes by. Nothing happens. And there is ── as the first line of Beckett’s text states, “nothing to be done”. What remains is waiting. And talking. As if there were no other way of reassuring oneself of one’s own existence. As if the repetitive rituals of talking served the purpose of making the world and the mere passing of time more bearable. Playing with words. Saving oneself. Dimiter Gotscheff ── the great Bulgarian director, who made his mark on European theatre with his unique mix of laconicism, humour, poetry and inscrutability ── died during preliminary work on his production of Warten auf Godot. It was the wish of his actors, in particular, to bring the production to the stage: as an affectionate homage.

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Artists Talk

Title The problems and possibilities of space and dramaturgie ── the view of a painter to both
Time 08/06(Sun) 14:00-16:00
Venue Multi-purpose Auditorium, Sun Yun-Suan Memorial Museum
SpeakerMark Lammert/set and costumes of "Warten auf Godot"

Free Forum

Title Examining the Classics: What Exactly Does the Audience Wait for in Warten auf Godot?
Time 07/02(Sun) 13:30-15:00
Venue Eslite Bookstore Dunnan Store B2
SpeakerHsing-Kuo WU/Artistic director of the Contemporary Legend Theatre
Shan-Yun HUANG/Assistant professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany

The Deutsches Theater Berlin, with its three stages, was founded in 1849 and is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world. The repertoire includes old and modern classics, with a particular focus on plays by contemporary playwrighters such as Elfriede Jelinek, Dea Loher, Thomas Melle, Ferdinand Schmalz and Lot Vekemans. The highlight of every season is the theatre festival Autorentheatertage in June: with world premieres and guest performances from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the festival celebrates the best of contemporary theatre.

Signature productions, ongoing collaborations with established and up-and-coming directors, and faith in the abilities of his spirited and talented ensemble: these are the cornerstones of Ulrich Khuon’s artistic concept for the Deutsches Theater.  Khuon has brought on board directors with distinctive directing styles, including: Jan Bosse, Andreas Kriegenburg, Stephan Kimmig, Tilmann Köhler, Sebastian Hartmann, Martin Laberenz, Daniela Löffner, Stefan Pucher and Jette Steckel.

The DT ensemble includes well-known actresses such as Maren Eggert, Corinna Harfouch and Katrin Wichmann and prominent actors like Samuel Finzi, Ulrich Matthes and Alexander Khuon.

Each year the Deutsches Theater takes its productions on tour and performs at festivals in places like New York, South America, Japan, and across Europe.

Artist

Director: Ivan Panteleev

Born in 1968 in Sofia. He studied theatre direction at the State Academy for Theatre and Film in Sofia. From 1993–99 he worked on adaptations and productions based on texts by Anton Chekhov, James Joyce, Luigi Pirandello, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heiner Müller und Irvine Welsh in Sofia, Avignon, Riga und Stockholm. From 1998–99 he was a fellowship-holder at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. He directed works at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, the Schauspielhaus Zurich and at the Luzerner Theater. He staged productions of his own texts including Drei Sterne suchen einen Koch at the Deutsches Theater Berlin (2006), Herr Rossi sucht das Glück (2007) and Am Ende des Tages fängt ein neuer an (2008) at the Theater Freiburg. Panteleev is the author and director of the documentary film Homo ludens (2008) about the director Dimiter Gotscheff. At the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin he presented his video work Ein stark verkürzter Abriss des postindustriellen Lebensstils (2009) and his production of Am Beispiel des Hummers (2010), both based on works by David Foster Wallace, as well as the fragment Der Staub von Brandenburg by Volker Braun and Anna fährt zur Uni by Lothar Trolle (2011). He continued his artistic collaboration with the director Dimiter Gotscheff, for whom he wrote the stage versions of Krankenzimmer Nr. 6 by Anton Chekhov at the Deutsches Theater Berlin (2010) and Immer noch Sturm by Peter Handke (Salzburger Festspiele and Thalia Theater Hamburg, 2011). Since 2010 he has been visiting professor for theatre direction at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.

Production team

Director: Ivan Panteleev
Set and Costumes: Mark Lammert
Assistant to set designer: Ulrich Belaschk
Assistant to costume designer: Karin Rosemann
Light: Robert Grauel
Sound-Design: Martin Person
Dramaturgy: Claus Caesar
Cast: Andreas Döhler, Samuel Finzi, Christian Grashof  and Wolfram Koch
Photos: Arno Declair


Co-ordinated:  Goethe-Institut Taipei

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