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Więcej sztuki, więcej zabawy, więcej prawdy – ale proszę, żadnych deklaracji
More Art, More Fun, More Truth, But No Declarations, Please

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

Summary/Abstract: A portrait of Herbert Fritsch – a famous and admired sixty-something actor who, during the period of crisis in the theater where he worked – the Volksbühne – decided to become a director. Irmer outlines his path – from provincial theaters to Berlin’s largest stages, crowned by his play for this year’s Theatertreffen. Using the example of Spanish Fly (premiere: 20 June 2011, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz) the author outlines his style, which uses ostentatious theatricality, artificiality, and farce. Fritsch, according to Irmer, “has found a niche of pure comedy, proto-comedy,” which was marginalized in German culture during the political shift. As such, “what Fritsch does is [...] a reflection on the present status quo.”

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 106
  • Page Range: 104-105
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish