Year
2002
Length
1 x 30'
Genre
Culture
Format
Digital Betacam
Director
Christian Frey
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Theatrescapes
Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

The "Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer" was founded in 1962 as a private theatre with a politically and socially committed programme. In 1970, Peter Stein, a group of young theatre makers and actors, joined the Schaubühne. Against the background of the 1968 movement and based on a dissatisfaction with the city theatre system of the time, a co-determination model was to enable new forms of joint theatre work.

The development of an exceptional ensemble of actors was made possible by the right of all artistic staff to have a say in the selection of plays and the policy of the programme, and by a dramaturgy that was conceived scientifically and for the long term. Over 30 invitations to the Berlin Theatertreffen, 44 television recordings of Schaubühne productions and numerous international guest performances clearly document the success of this model. The careful handling of texts and epochs of world literature and their psychological illumination are considered the "Schaubühnen style".

In addition to the examination of Greek tragedy, the age of Shakespeare, Chekhov, 19th century playwrights and German and French classicism, the Schaubühne's repertoire included plays by contemporary authors such as Botho Strauß and Peter Handke. Peter Stein remained artistic director until 1985. His companions, the directors Klaus Michael Grüber, Luc Bondy and Robert Wilson worked at the Schaubühne until the end of the 1990s.

When the Schaubühne was moved to a former cinema building on the upper Kurfürstendamm in 1981, it was renamed "Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz". Due to its architecture, the house has three venues that can be performed independently of each other, but can also be used together. After Luc Bondy and Jürgen Gosch, director Andrea Breth continued the theatre's tradition as artistic director. Since 1999, the Schaubühne has been working as an acting and dance theatre under the artistic direction of Sasha Waltz, Thomas Ostarmeier, Jens Hillje and Jochen Sandig. In their initial manifesto -.
equal salaries for all, regular meetings and joint play scheduling - the co-determination model of the show beginnings is found again.equal salaries for all, regular meetings and joint play scheduling - the co-determination model of the show beginnings is found again.

"This used to be a left-wing theatre of struggle".
Walter Momper

Theatrescapes: Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz

The "Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer" was founded in 1962 as a private theatre with a politically and socially committed programme. In 1970, Peter Stein, a group of young theatre makers and actors, joined the Schaubühne. Against the background of the 1968 movement and based on a dissatisfaction with the city theatre system of the time, a co-determination model was to enable new forms of joint theatre work.

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