Producer
Director
Dag Freyer
Producer
Digital Betacam
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Length
1 x 30'
Editor
Year
2007
Theatrescapes
Staatsschauspiel Dresden

This episode of "Theatre Landscapes" takes Esther Schweins to the Elbe, to Dresden. The Staatsschauspiel Dresden is one of Germany's most renowned theatres and is considered one of the most important theatres in eastern Germany.

Numerous first performances, especially by the author Peter Hacks, have taken place there. The world premiere of Christoph Hein's "Die Ritter der Tafelrunde" (The Knights of the Round Table), for example, is now considered the parable production of the GDR's transition period. Popular actors such as Erich Ponto, Rolf Hoppe and Dagmar Manzel, among others, were part of the ensemble.

Esther Schweins introduces the "Florence on the Elbe" and its rich heritage and discovers that not everyone is immediately enthusiastic about the copy and original reconstruction work of the Dresdeners. Architect Wolfgang Hänsch, responsible for the reconstruction of both the Semper Opera House and the Schauspielhaus, reports on his experiences. Finally, actor Peter Herden, who has been in the ensemble since 1950, tells us that his love for Dresden and the people of Dresden first arose and grew through witnessing the reconstruction of Dresden and the joy of each new architectural monument.

The film also features the directors Dieter Görne and Holk Freytag, the actress Christine Hoppe and her father Rolf Hoppe. Directors Wolfgang Engel and Klaus Dieter Kirst talk about their experiences in Dresden. And the theatre photographer Hans Ludwig Böhme talks about the exciting time of reunification, which he documented in his pictures.

Theatrescapes: Staatsschauspiel Dresden

This episode of "Theatre Landscapes" takes Esther Schweins to the Elbe, to Dresden. The Staatsschauspiel Dresden is one of Germany's most renowned theatres and is considered one of the most important theatres in eastern Germany.

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