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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Wired up: East Berlin thriller makes National Theatre a surveillance centre by Philip Oltermann

Ella Hickson’s radical new play asks its audience to spy on the lives of a nation gripped by revolutionary promise The National Theatre’s Dorfman stage is to be transformed into a gigant…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

‘I wanted to channel the anger’: Europe's fearless political playwrights by Daniel Boffey, Constanze Letsch, Philip Oltermann, Helena Smith and Kit Gillet

They’ve stormed the Reichstag, turned terrorism into absurd comedy and asked their audiences for answers. Meet five theatre-makers grappling with crises across the continent.By Daniel Boff…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

SS-GB's Lars Eidinger: 'I worry that people only see a tiny fragment of my talent' by Philip Oltermann

The great German stage actor is thrilling new audiences with SS-GB and Personal Shopper. Our writer talks menace and murder with him over schnitzel in BerlinWhen Lars Eidinger first appeared…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

'The Brandenburg Beckett': last living link with German theatre's golden age by Philip Oltermann

He has been called ‘the German Orson Welles’ and carries the torch of political theatre lit by Bertolt Brecht. As Edinburgh prepares to stage Man to Man, his play about a woman forced to…

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Revolt at the Volksbühne: behind the scenes at Berlin's troubled theatre by Philip Oltermann

The Volksbühne, designed to bring art to the working classes, has its own workshop to ‘build things you cannot buy’. This curiosity shop of props is at the heart of the row over Chris D…

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Stranger things: Albert Camus' enigmatic outsider hits Berlin by Philip Oltermann

The Schaubühne is staging the absurdist classic with three actors sharing the main role. Director Philipp Preuss reflects on what ‘otherness’ means in societyAustrian director Philipp P…

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Monday, August 3, 2015

'The Brandenburg Beckett': last living link with German theatre's golden age by Philip Oltermann

He has been called ‘the German Orson Welles’ and carries the torch of political theatre lit by Bertolt Brecht. As Edinburgh prepares to stage Man to Man, his play about a woman forced to…

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Katie Mitchell, British theatre's true auteur, on being embraced by Europe by Philip Oltermann

Has Britain thrown away its best theatre director? On the set of her daring new show, Katie Mitchell talks about being raved about everywhere but at homeA 1940s New York train carriage sits …

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

What's German for funny? by Philip Oltermann

What makes Germans laugh – and why is it so different from what amuses the British? The answer may lie in a slapstick English comedy that became a TV favourite in GermanyThe sketch is call…

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