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Event Date: 23rd May 2018 | 11:00

Adapting Schnitzler: a Theatre and Translation Workshop

The Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ

Adapting Schnitzler: A Theatre and Translation Workshop
Held at the Austrian Cultural Forum, London, on Wednesday 23 May 2018, 11.00 – 16.30.
 
On the London stage, Arthur Schnitzler’s reputation rests on versions of four plays – Reigen (La Ronde, The Blue Room), Liebelei (Dalliance, Sweet Nothings), Das weite Land(Undiscovered Country), and Professor Bernhardi. Join us to explore the challenges of bringing turn-of-the-century Vienna to twenty-first-century London and discover a different side to Schnitzler’s writing – the one-act play Der tapfere Cassian (Gallant Cassian, 1906). Subtitled ‘A Puppet Play’, it can be performed by puppets or, as Schnitzler hoped, by ‘puppetlike’ human actors, and raises far-reaching questions about what it means to be human and how to represent that humanity on stage.
 
The event is conceived as a workshop with a panel of introductory talks. Group discussions led respectively by translators and theatre practitioners will explore what this remarkable little play has to offer today’s theatre.
 
‘Adapting Schnitzler’ is organized by the AHRC-funded research project: ‘Critical Digital Edition of Selected Middle-Period Works by Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)’. Speakers include Geraldine Brodie (UCL), Katja Krebs (University of Bristol) and members of the project team.
 
Venue: The Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1PQ
 
Attendance is free but booking is required as numbers are limited. To book, go to the website of the Austrian Cultural Forum, London. Participants will be invited to read a short scene of the play, in English or in German, in advance of the event.  

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