Producer
Director
Niels Negendank
Editor
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Length
1 x 30'
Format
Digital Betacam
Year
2005
Theatrescapes
Landestheater Coburg

The theatre tradition in Coburg dates back to the 16th century. In 1827, Duke Ernst I founded the Ducal Court Theatre with its own ensemble. A courageous decision, considering that the Duke ran the theatre "on his own account and at his own risk" in the town, which at that time had only 8,000 inhabitants.

Today, the Landestheater Coburg offers its 42,000 inhabitants 22 new productions in one season, i.e. every 10 days there is a premiere to celebrate. Esther Schweins introduces the four-part theatre and its rich history.

Actor Günter Mack describes how he made his first stage experiences at the Landestheater Coburg. Author Tankred Dorst tells of his youthful memories when he first saw Schiller's "Don Carlos" in Coburg, where his "Karlos" is now being staged. Hubertus Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha tells of his ducal family history, which is linked to the Coburg theatre in a special way.

Theatrescapes: Landestheater Coburg

The theatre tradition in Coburg dates back to the 16th century. In 1827, Duke Ernst I founded the Ducal Court Theatre with its own ensemble. A courageous decision, considering that the Duke ran the theatre "on his own account and at his own risk" in the town, which at that time had only 8,000 inhabitants.

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