Drama and the Pandemic Or: The Polyphony of the Monologue
This conversation examines the question of which dramatic form will emerge from the Corona-crisis. Will the theatres’ programmes feature exclusively monologues over the next few seasons?
- 1 h
- In German with simultaneous translation into English
- Tuesday, 18 May 2021
This talk will focus on a form of dramatic text that is as old as dramatic writing itself: the monologue. The word itself indicates what it is about – an individual’s statement. But what distinguishes the monologue as a dramatic form? Is it even possible to have an individual’s pronouncement on stage, isn’t there always a second party present? How political can a dramatic text form be?
Sivan Ben Yishai Playwright, director
Nils Tabert Head of Rowohlt Theater Verlag
Antigone Akgün Author, performer
Janis El-Bira Moderation