Roland Schimmelpfennig – festival godfather
Roland Schimmelpfennig is known to Slovak theatremakers mostly as an author of dramatic texts using a unique form,
characteristic atmosphere, and distinctive language structure. Schimmelpfennig’s texts such as Arabian Night, Before/After, Woman from the Past, Push Up
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The Golden Dragon, or Ídomeneus have gradually – ever since the first production staged in Slovakia in 2004 – revealed his dramatic
thinking, development in themes, changes in the language structures.
In his masterclass, the author will consider the importance of the formal structure
and content of his works and introduce to the participants his opinion about
staging contemporary plays, as well as about their place in the repertory of
(European and international) theatres. The masterclass will be followed by a
discussion and presentation of a collection of Schimmelpfennig’s plays.
Host: Prof. Jana