Ein Volksfeind von Henrik Ibsen

Deutsche Fassung von Frank-Patrick Steckel

 

Eine verschuldete Kleinstadt erlebt ihren Aufschwung als Kurort dank einer Heilwasserquelle. Doch Erkrankungen unter den Badegästen machen den Badearzt Tomas Stockmann misstrauisch – eine Analyse des Wassers ergibt eine gesundheitsschädliche Verunreinigung. In den nun eskalierenden Interessenskonflikten steht Tomas Stockmann bald allein da. Er muss erkennen, dass seine Mitbürger mehr am Erhalt des Status Quo interessiert sind als an unbequemen Wahrheiten. 

1882 verfasste Henrik Ibsen seine so zeitlose wie bittere Gesellschaftskritik. In einer für das Burgtheater entstandenen deutschen Neufassung von Frank-Patrick Steckel werden die Mechanismen einer durchökonomisierten Mediendemokratie offengelegt, in deren Zentrum die Frage steht, warum sich wider alle Vernunft kurzfristige Profitmaximierungsstrategien gegenüber ökologischen Notwendigkeiten durchsetzen.

 

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May 2019

Burgtheater

The stage of the Burgtheater is one of the biggest theatre stages in the world. The stage portal is 12m wide, the main stage is 28,5m wide, 23m deep and 28m high. At the opening in 1888 the stage technology was already innovatory and has been modernized on many occasions. During the reconstruction after World War II, which was accomplished in 1955, a stage equipment was installed that is still revolutionary today. The revolving stage consists of a rotating cylinder (15m high, 21m diameter) and four hydraulic lifts (12 x 4 m each). With the help of this technical features the scenery can be changed within 40 seconds. It is the biggest automatic and computer controlled stagesystem in Europe.
The Burgtheater auditorium holds 1175 seats, it has standing room for 84 visitors and 12 places for disabled visitors.

Apart from the stage-art the Burgtheater plays an important part in architecture and interior design of the 19th century in Vienna. The magnificent decoration, especially the two imperial staircases painted by Gustav Klimt, his brother Ernst Klimt and their companion Franz Matsch as well as the main foyer and the many statues, busts and paintings of famous writers and actors can be visited during our dailyguided tour. 

By Thomas Ledl - Own work, © By Thomas Ledl - Own work,
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