Producer
Director
Niels Negendank
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Length
1 x 30'
Editor
Year
2007
Theatrescapes
Schauspiel Hannover

Hanover is not only the city of EXPO 2000, but with the theatre, the Kunstverein and the Kestner-Gesellschaft it also has cultural institutions that have a supra-regional impact. Theatre in Hanover has a rich tradition.

Travelling theatre troupes arrived early on and performed in various locations around the city. In 1730, German actors gave their first public performances in Hanover. From 1845 to 1952, a new opera and playhouse was built according to the plans of Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves. This magnificent court theatre in the centre of the city, located in today's Georgstraße, was skilfully used by King George V for his representational desires.

The Schauspielhaus was destroyed during the Second World War. The theatre continued to operate in the Ballhof and it was not until the early 1990s that a new theatre was built in Prinzenstraße according to the designs of the Swiss architect Claude Paillard.
The Hanover Theatre has been a station for many careers, be it the actor Alexander May, who was also artistic director at the theatre in the 1980s, or the director and designated Burgtheater artistic director Matthias Hartmann.

And that Schauspiel Hannover is a springboard for many talents is reported by actor Clemens Schick, who can be seen in the latest James Bond film, and director Jürgen Gosch, who first directed in Hannover after moving from the GDR.

Theatrescapes: Schauspiel Hannover

Hanover is not only the city of EXPO 2000, but with the theatre, the Kunstverein and the Kestner-Gesellschaft it also has cultural institutions that have a supra-regional impact. Theatre in Hanover has a rich tradition.

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