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Coriolan

Alternative title
Coriolanus
Synopsis
Brecht’s re-working of Shakespeare’s play adapted by Manfred Wekwerth and Joachim Tenschert. Karin Hercher directs Ekkehard Schall in the title role.
Series
Welt des Theaters
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
26 Dec 1978 at 20:00 (Channel: DFF/DDR-2)
Duration
153 mins

Credits

Director
Karin Hercher
Producer
Ingeborg Trenkler
Cinematographer
Angelika Katzer; Rolf-Dieter Graf; Rosemarie Sundt; Ulrich Kirsten
Writer
Bertolt Brecht
Music
Paul Dessau
Production Design
Karl von Appen
Costume
Karl von Appen
Contributor
Joachim Tenschert; Manfred Wekwerth
Cast
Ekkehard SchallCaius Martius Coriolanus
Felicitas RitschVolumnia
Hans-Peter ReineckeTullus Aufidius
Heinz-Dieter KnaupMenenius Agrippa
Fritz BartholdtCominius
Angelika WallerValeria
Annemone HaaseVirgilia
Herbert SieversSicinius Velutus
Siegfried WeissTitus Lartius
Stefan LisewskiCalvus
Willi SchwabeSpurius
Wolfgang HolzJunius Brutus

Additional Details

Theatre company
Berliner Ensemble
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Coriolanus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A sound recording of the Berliner Ensembler’s 1965 production at the Old Vic is held by the British Library Sound Archive and catalogued separately.
General
Brecht adapted Shakespeare’s play in 1952-5, as Coriolan for the Berliner Ensemble. He intended to make it a tragedy of the workers, not the individual, and introduce the alienation effect; his journal notes that he found many of his own effects already in the text, and he considered staging the play with only minimal changes. The adaptation was unfinished at Brecht’s death in 1956; it was completed by Manfred Wekwerth and Joachim Tenschert and staged in Frankfurt in 1962. [wikipedia].

Production Company

Name

Deutscher Fernsehfunk

Archive

Name

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv (DRA) Babelsberg

Contact
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Email
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Fax
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