Book launch & Discussion

A History of German Theatre

Edited by Simon Williams and Maik Hamburger

  • Bilingual: German and English

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“A History of German Theatre” (Cambridge University Press) offers a first comprehensive survey in English of German theatre history from the Middle Ages to the present day. The last chapter uses the 2007 Theatertreffen as the basis for a view of the current situation. At this lauch a number of authors who have taken up controversial positions within the book will discuss tradition and breaks with tradition, where German-speaking theatre has come from and where it is going. The podium guests will be editor and dramaturg Maik Hamburger, Berlin theatre scientist Erika Fischer-Lichte, Simon Williams, professor for theatre and dance at the University of California in Santa Barbara and theatre and literature expert Marvin Carlson. The discussion will be chaired by Thomas Irmer.

“The rise and fall of the mission to educate”
Book presentation and discussion

Maik Hamburger, Erika Fischer-Lichte, Simon Williams and Marvin Carlson
Moderation Thomas Irmer