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Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome - Ein Shakespearekommentar

Synopsis
A production, directed for German television by Andreas Morell, of Heiner Müller’s play based on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. First staged at the Kammerspiele, Munich in 2003 and directed by Johan Simons with André Jung as Titus.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
13 May 2004 (Channel: ZDF Theaterkanal)
Duration
c105

Credits

Director
Andreas Morell; Johan Simons
Writer
Heiner Müller
Music
Bo Koek
Production Design
Bert Neumann
Costume
Nina von Mechaw
Cast
Andre JungTitus Andronicus
Hans KremerAaron
Marion BreckwoldtTamora
Michael NeuenschwanderMarcus Andronicus
Nina ZunzendorfLavinia
Lorenz NuferChiron
Martin ButzkeGoth
Matthias BundschuhSaturninus
Mira ParteckeGoth
Paul HerwigLucius
René DumontDemetrius
Stephan ZinnerBassianus
Wolfgang PreglerAn entertainer

Additional Details

Theatre
Kammerspiele, Munich
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
In the stage production designer Bert Neumann had the auditorium copied on the stage, then tilted it up hydraulically at such a steep angle that both the Romans and the Goths faced the impending fall with equal helplessness towards the end.

It has been said that the request for Simons to direct the play came in the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center, as Mueller’s re-working evokes an apocalyptic vision of revenge and counter-revenge, culminating in the destruction of Rome and the legacy of the Roman culture.
Awards
Nominated as one out of 10 most remarkable German-language theatre productions of the year for the annual German theatre festival ‘Theatertreffen’ (2004) in Berlin.
Reviews
Review of stage production in Theater heute 26, no. 3 (1985), pp. 44-59.

Archive

Name

Arts Institute-Theatre Institute

Email
info@institutumeni.cz
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224 809 123
Fax
224 809 123
Address
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Czech Republic
Name

Österreichische Mediathek

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Phone
+43 1 597 36 69 20
Fax
+43 1 597 36 69 40
Address
Austrian Audiovisual Archive - Technical Museum Vienna
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Vienna
1060
Austria

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ZDF - Programme Service

Email
programmservice@zdf.de
Web
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Phone
0049-(0)6131/70 9510
Fax
0049-(0)06131/70 9515
Address
HA ABD, Programmverwertung und -übernahme
ZDF-Straße 1
Mainz
55100
Germany

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