In the early 16th century, one of the first public controversies carried out on the relatively new medium of the printed page concerned whether the people of the book should be allowed any of their books at all. In a series of increasingly vitriolic pamphlets, Johannes Pfefferkorn, a Jewish butcher who had converted to Christianity,…
Kurt Hirschfeld, who built the Schauspielhaus Zürich into the last bastion of free German theater in the 30s, will be the topic of an international conference in Zurich on March 8 – 9, 2015, featuring a dramatic reading by the actors Stefan Kurt (Berliner Ensemble) and Friederike Wagner (Schauspielhaus Zürich).
Join us for an evening of performance exploring the Jewish experience during World War I. An esteemed cast of actors will bring to the stage the words of soldiers and civilians, politicians and poets, from home and abroad. Through memoir, music and imagery, these dramatic readings will reflect upon the war that created the modern world.
New York audiences will soon have their first opportunity to see plays written and performed during the Holocaust that have been lost for over 60 years.