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Sturm, Der

Alternative title
Tempest, The
Synopsis
Münchner Kammerspiele’s production of The Tempest directed by Stefan Pucher and televised by Peter Schönhofer for 3sat/ZDF Theaterkanal. Hildegard Schmahl is Prospero. The play is set in today’s mass entertainment industry. Pucher translates the opening shipwreck into the making of a documentary B-movie. The director is unable to believe in the humanist pathos of sublime Prospero - as his view of the world is always filtered through and coded by the media. Prospero lives out an impoverished existence as an unfulfilled upmarket zombie in the spirit of Count Dracula and the Count of Monte Christo, in a post-colonial luxury lodge where he is waited upon by his rebellious slaves Caliban and Ariel. Trinculo and Stephano are reminiscent of the British artists Gilbert and George, reliving one of their performances on black pedagogy.
Language
German (Standard)
Country
Germany
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
3 May 2008 at 20:15 (Channel: 3Sat)
Duration
105 mins

Credits

Director
Peter Schönhofer; Stefan Pucher
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Marcel Blatti
Production Design
Barbara Ehnes
Costume
Annabelle Witt
Cast
Hildegard SchmahlProspero
Katharina SchubertMiranda
Wolfgang PreglerAriel
Thomas SchmauserCaliban
Oliver MallinsonFerdinand
Annika OlbrichCeres
Bernd MossStephano
Joerg WitteSebastian
Joy Maria BaiIris
Julia SchmelzleJuno
Peter BrombacherGonzalo
René DumontAntonio
Stefan MerkiTrinculo
Walter HessAlonso

Additional Details

Theatre company
Münchner Kammerspiele
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multimedia productions; Gender reversal

Notes

History
The stage production by Münchner Kammerspiele premiered at the Schauspielhaus, Munich, on 8 November 2007.
The broadcast is a live recording from a staging of the play at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Berlin for the opening of the German ‘Theatertreffen’ theatre festival in Berlin.
Awards
Nominated as one out of 10 most remarkable German-language theatre productions of the year for the annual German theatre festival ‘Theatertreffen’ (2008) in Berlin.
Stills
The stage consists of enormous pages from a book that Pucher turns as if he were leafing through Shakespeare’s play, but one that has been transformed into a colourful pop-up volume .
Textual information
Translated into German by Jens Rosett in a version by Stefan Pucher. The dramaturg is Matthias Guenther.
Reviews
Source: ZDF Theaterkanal programme information

Production Company

Name

3sat

Email
Info@3sat.de
Web
http://www.3sat.de/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+49 (0)6131/70 1
Fax
+49 (0)6131/70 6806
Address
ZDF-Straße 1
Mainz
55100
Name

ZDF

Notes
See: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen

Distributor (Sale)

Name

ZDF - Programme Service

Email
programmservice@zdf.de
Web
http://www.theaterkanal.de/fernsehen/mitschnitt/ External site opens in new window
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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