Category Archives: Upcoming Performance

Interview with Director Im Hyoungjin on Theaterraum’s New Production “Stranger” (after Schnitzler)

Today I went to the studio of ensemble Theaterraum: Der philosophierende Körper (테아터라움: 철학하는 몸, also on Instagram). In the North-eastern part of Seoul, the Suyu-dong neighborhood, not far from Daehangno, where their new work Stranger (낯선 사람) will premiere … Continue reading

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South Korean Theatre in Heidelberg #StueMa18

What is the Heidelberger Stückemarkt? Literally, the term means “drama market”, but actually it is a ten-day theatre festival with performances, readings, concerts, and contests, held in Heidelberg since 1984. Then again, it is sort of a marketplace for the … Continue reading

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German-Language College Drama: Ewha Students Play “Corpus Delicti” by Juli Zeh

This week, students of Ewha Womans University – most (but not all) of them German majors – are going to premiere the play Corpus Delicti by Juli Zeh in Korea. It is the 13th production of ensemble “Auf die Bretter”, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Pansori and Changgeuk at the National Theater: The National Repertory Season 2017–18

The National Theater of Korea just presented its upcoming “National Repertory Season 2017–18” (국립극장 레퍼토리시즌). Every year, during the summer break, fans of gugak, pansori, and changgeuk are looking forward which new pieces will be shown, which earlier productions will … Continue reading

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Symposium on “Pansori in Europe” in Berlin, inc. Performance (July 14–15, 2017) #europansori

Planned since last summer, the symposium on “Pansori in Europe: Between Mediation and Appropriation” at the Korean Culture Center in Berlin is now merely a week away. (Almost) Everything is set, speakers are preparing, and the pansori singer Yun Jin-chul … Continue reading

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Celebrating Shakespeare, on Stage and on Air

Last week, I had a short interview with Radio Bremen, on the occasion of Shakespeare’s 400th day of death. Via Skype, I chatted with host Katrin Krämer about problems of translation, creative adaptations, and the general importance of Will and … Continue reading

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Monkey Business, or: Red Peter’s Return

The most impressive piece of realist theatre I’ve ever attended took place in a small Berlin basement-theatre. It was just me, three or four other spectators, and an ape literally hitting the roof. The piece was a mono-dramatic adaptation of … Continue reading

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