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Danton’s Death

January 20 - 23 & 26 - 30, February 2 - 6, 9 - 12 & 16 - 18, 2011
20:30
Main Stage
<em>Danton’s Death</em> is a classic work of the European stage written in 1835, when Georg Büchner was just 21. Stathis Livathinos takes on Büchner’s revolutionary mosaic with a tightly-knit ensemble in an effort to illuminate the relentless mechanisms of History.
8 - 12 - 15 - 20 - 25 - 32 €
Concs 10 - 15 €
Danton’s Death, Georg Büchner’s first theatrical work, was written in 1835 when the playwright was just 21 and being pursued for his revolutionary activities. Although the play was not performed until 1902, Max Reinhardt’s 1916 production would establish it as one of the classic works of the European stage almost a century after its composition. Since Reinhardt, some of the 20th century’s most important directors have tackled the work, from Giorgio Strehler, Jean Vilar and Erwin Piscator to Klaus Michael Grüber and Christoph Marthaler. In Greece, Danton’s Death was one of the first works which Fotos Politis chose to stage at the newlyestablished National Theatre in a production from 1933 whose lighting and crowd scenes were very much ahead of their time. In Büchner’s play, the theatre becomes the ideal medium for rendering the tragedy of politics. In its short scenes, the combination of political theorizing and rhetoric, cynical political action and, above all, the fickleness of the masses sheds light on the different groups, multiple motives and political judgements that make up the mosaic of the French Revolution during the Terror. Revolutionary theatre becomes an unrivalled tool for political thought as it reveals the dialectic of History.

credits

Text: Georg Büchner
Greek Translation: Yorgos Depastas (German to Greek Literary Translation Award, 2004)

Direction-Adaptation: Stathis Livathinos
Set Design & Costumes: Eleni Manolopoulou
Lighting Design: Alekos Anastasiou
Music: Blaine L. Reininger
Choreography: Zoe Chatziantoniou
Assistant to the Director: Prodromos Tsinikoris
Assistant to the Set Designer: Tina Tzoka

Cast: Vassilis Andreou, Konstandinos Aspiotis, Meletis Ilias, Stelios Iakovidis, Nikos Kardonis, Michalis Moulakakis, Dimitris Bitos, Dimitris Mylonas, Maria Nafpliotou, Panagiotis Panagopoulos, Efthimis Pappas, Christos Sougaris, Yiorgis Tsambourakis

Production: Onassis Cultural Centre
Line Production: Polyplanity Productions
Production Management: Yolanda Markopoulou, Maria Dourou
PARALLEL EVENTS

7 Feb 2011

19:00 Main Stage

Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Political violence and fanaticism Cycle B | Polis and the city | Greek society in reflection

27 Jan 2011

22:30 Main Stage

ADULTS

After-performance talk with Stathis Livathinos' team

RELEVANT EVENTS

3 - 19 Mar 2011

21:00 Upper Stage
22 € | Concs 12 €  

THEATRE

projector The Mission (Der Aufrag)

7 Feb 2011

19:00 Main Stage

Free entrance

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Political violence and fanaticism Cycle B | Polis and the city | Greek society in reflection

14 - 30 Jan 2011

21:00 Upper Stage
22 € | Concs 12 € 

THEATRE

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