Producer
Director
Andrzej Klamt
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Length
1 x 30'
Editor
Year
2006
Theatrescapes special
Tri-border area

At the edge of the legendary Giant Mountains, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic form a border triangle with an eventful history. A small river, which long stood for separation and border, now connects the regions. Theatre is performed across national borders and languages - a very special theatre landscape in the easternmost corner of Germany.

The history of theatre in the German-Polish-Czech triangle dates back to the middle of the 19th century. At that time it was still dominated by German-language theatre. After the war and the redivision of Central Europe, a new era began for this cultural region of Silesia, Northern Bohemia and Lusatia. The most important cities in the region, Reichenberg and Hirschberg, have now become Liberec and Jelenia Gora - and Görlitz, the once divided city, is now the European City of Görlitz-Zgorzelec.

The three municipal theatres practice a lively exchange and focus on cross-border culture and theatre work. In the rich and eventful history of this region, Czechs, Poles and Germans search for common ground and things that connect them.

Theatrescapes Special: Tri-border area

At the edge of the legendary Giant Mountains, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic form a border triangle with an eventful history. A small river, which long stood for separation and border, now connects the regions. Theatre is performed across national borders and languages - a very special theatre landscape in the easternmost corner of Germany.

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