A new production of “Heldenplatz”: a five-hour circus at the Burgtheater

Frank Castorff enriched Thomas Bernhard's last play with foreign texts, and then found it insufficient. Five hours of circus! The ensemble made the most of it: an extravagant feast for the cast.

Saturday. Burke went to the theatre. This scene lasted for a very long time. “Minna” was given, that terrible comedy by Lessing. Late in the show, two nearly naked men slip into fabric cubes and roll around the stage, snuggling with each other. What an idea! Hopefully they don't run out of their dice and fake a happy ending!

It's still Saturday. Burke went to the theatre. This scene lasted for a very long time. Future US President John F. Published diary entries from Kennedy's 1937 trip to Europe and fragments of stories written by Tom Wolfe. A totally overrated American politician and a totally overrated American writer. Exactly forgot! At the Burgtheater they declared his prose terrible. Like the Josefstadt, the Burgtheater has deteriorated. Lots of Nazis on stage and in the audience.

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