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Is it actually her? Lina Beckmann as banker Baktus (beneath) and Carlo Ljubek as Khlestakov in Felicia Zeller's adaptation of Gogol's “The Revisor”.
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Two myths, two authors, two premieres: Viktor Bodo is directing “The Glass City” based mostly on Gogol’s “The Revisor” by Felicia Zeller in Hamburg, Nino Haratischwili is directing “Penthesilea – A Requiem” in Berlin.

SDoes cash actually not work? Is love actually the answer to all issues together with warfare? You want to imagine it, however the authors Felicia Zeller and Nino Haratischwili see it in a different way. In doing so, they’re based mostly on historic templates by which the stock of the world was not precisely optimistic. For Zeller it’s the comedy “The Revisor” by Nikolai Gogol, premiered in 1836 in Saint Petersburg, for Haratischwili it’s the tragedy “Penthesilea” by Heinrich von Kleist, written in 1808, first carried out lengthy after his dying in Berlin in 1876. They show in a technique or one other that they nonetheless have one thing to say to us.

“The Glass City” by Felicia Zeller might be admired on the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, a charming new interpretation of Gogol's play about corruption, intelligence and prison manipulation in excessive political and social circles. The writer, who was born in Stuttgart in 1970, has set her magnificently loopy story in Hamburg's rich-people-crook milieu and revolves it round scandalous “Mix Max businesses”. The mayor can't bear in mind having helped with this, the prison banker and his refined cronies from the enterprise sector can't be caught, and the tax workplace is unfortunate once more.