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By Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe

ISBN-10: 190430348X

ISBN-13: 9781904303480

Twenty significant German towns have a complete of twenty-four theatres specializing, at a excessive point of class, in offering mild comedy. they've got their very own regular atmosphere, ideas of creative administration and casting. There are playwrights, actors, administrators and architects who paintings virtually solely within the style, known as street comedy, constructing hugely specialized techniques to their paintings. In just about all circumstances, the predominantly privately run street comedy theatres in Germany were capable of allure better audiences than municipal or nation theatres within the similar towns. The e-book offers an outline and an research of this phenomenon, that is detailed to Germany. Chapters specialise in an research of atmosphere, creative managers, inventive guidelines and inventive buildings, on significant features of the performs offered at the phases of German street comedy theatres, on points of translation and the cultural move of comedy and laughter and on facets of creation and reception, dealing in flip with actors, administrators, media assurance and audiences.

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He took acting lessons and obtained his first employment as assistant director and actor with the boulevard comedy theatre in Hannover, Neues Theater. James von Berlepsch, its artistic manager, became Battermann’s mentor. In 1998 Battermann directed his own first play, Weekend mit Winnetou (Weekend with Winnetou) at the Neues Theater; it was revived in 1999 at the Komödie Kassel and followed by the world premiere of his play Drei plus eins gleich Halleluja (Three plus One Equals Halleluja) at the Komödie Nuremberg in 2000.

From 1980 to 1985 he served as deputy artistic director at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg; in that city he also developed the alternative arts venue Kulturfabrik Kampnagel. During those years he started his collaboration with Peter Brook, whose German tour of The Man Who he organised in 1993. From 1985 to 89 he managed the Stella Musicaltheater, which brought Cats to the Operettenhaus in Hamburg, Starlight Express to Bochum and Phantom of the Opera to Hamburg. From 1989 to 1991 Schlesselmann returned to the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg as artistic leader under the artistic director Michael Bogdanov and took on the role of interim artistic director for a time.

During those years he started his collaboration with Peter Brook, whose German tour of The Man Who he organised in 1993. From 1985 to 89 he managed the Stella Musicaltheater, which brought Cats to the Operettenhaus in Hamburg, Starlight Express to Bochum and Phantom of the Opera to Hamburg. From 1989 to 1991 Schlesselmann returned to the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg as artistic leader under the artistic director Michael Bogdanov and took on the role of interim artistic director for a time.

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