Theater: Fassbinder in three countries

As in previous months, April sees several works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder being staged in European theaters. In the Gaußstraße, the smaller stage attached to Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, a theater adaptation of VERONIKA VOSS has been running since February 2014, in which Bastian Kraft directs Victoria von Trauttmannsdorff as a formerly popular film star trying (…)

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Theatertreffen – Focus Fassbinder

The Theatertreffen will continue the Focus series it launched in 2014. This year, the focus will be on the director, author and performer Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His work is currently more present on German stages than ever. His method of reflecting history in stories and his artistic aspiration of bearing contemporary witness seem to be (…)

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Hans Hirschmüller turns 75

On 15 March the actor and director Hans Hirschmüller celebrates his 75th birthday. Hirschmüller was part of the team around Rainer Werner Fassbinder during the early part of the director’s career. After training as an actor and working at a range of theaters in Hamburg, Berlin und Stuttgart, Hirschmüller joined the antiteater in Munich. In (…)

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SAVE THE DATE: Fassbinder – NOW

The Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, presents the exhibition Fassbinder – NOW in nine rooms at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, from 6th May to 23rd August 2015, to mark Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 70th birthday on 31st May. The presentation provides a new impetus to engage with one of the most significant German directors. Fassbinder – NOW (…)

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Margit Carstensen wird 75

Am 29. Februar feiert Margit Carstensen ihren 75. Geburtstag. Mit ihrer schauspielerischen Laufbahn hat die gebürtige Kielerin in den 1960er Jahren auf verschiedenen Bühnen der Bundesrepublik begonnen. 1969 lernte sie Rainer Werner Fassbinder kennen, mit dem sie eine langjährige Arbeitsbeziehung verband. Meist verkörperte sie bei ihm innerlich zerrissene Frauen, die in zwischenmenschliche Abhängigkeitsverhältnisse geraten. In (…)

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