Producer
Director
Matthias Schmidt
Editor
Genre
Culture
Broadcaster
ZDFtheaterkanal / 3sat / ZDFdokukanal
Length
1 x 30'
Format
Digital Betacam
Year
2005
Theatrescapes
Thalia Theater Hamburg

When the Thalia Theatre was founded in Hamburg in 1843, it was to be called simply "Second Theatre", because there was already a theatre in the city, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. But the founder Maurice Cherie does not like this name. He wants to dedicate his theatre to the muse of the comedy - and gets his way with his wish for "Thalia Theater".

And under his direction and that of Leopold Jessner, Erich Ziegel, Willy Maertens and others, the house develops into a popular entertainment theatre. In 1969, Boy Gobert took over the directorship and brought in directors such as Peter Zadek, Hans Neuenfels and Jürgen Flimm, who finally took over the theatre in 1985 and ran it successfully for 15 years. Robert Wilson's musicals "The Black Rider" and "Alice" - both in collaboration with Tom Waits - are a worldwide success.

The Thalia becomes and remains the most economically successful state-run spoken theatre in Germany. In summer 2000 Ulrich Khuon takes over the Thalia Theatre. His clear emphasis on decisive directorial signatures, continuous collaboration with young and important playwrights, and trust in the power of a lively and strong ensemble form the framework of the Thalia Theater.

Theatrescapes: Thalia Theater Hamburg

When the Thalia Theatre was founded in Hamburg in 1843, it was to be called simply "Second Theatre", because there was already a theatre in the city, the Deutsches Schauspielhaus. But the founder Maurice Cherie does not like this name. He wants to dedicate his theatre to the muse of the comedy - and gets his way with his wish for "Thalia Theater".

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