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The Depression Drive

Author(s): Thomas Irmer
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Review

Summary/Abstract: A review of the play Diamonds Are Coal Put to Work directed by Wojtek Klemm at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin (premiere: 19 May 2011). Because Paweł Demirski’s text is a modern take on Uncle Vanya, Irmer first considers the phenomenon of the popularity of paraphrases on Chekov’s dramas. He then describes Klemm’s work, pointing out the changes the director had to make to the text to make it legible to the German viewer. In sum, he states: “From a German point of view, this is a very vivid tale of how the victims of the transformation lose the capacity to stand once more on their own two legs.”

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 105
  • Page Range: 121-122
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish