Shakespeare – a german writer (Programme 2011)

Sebastian Koch, Philip Cumbus und Martin Swales

Shakespeare – a german writer
Photo: Gert Krautbauer für Bayerischer Hof


  • Sunday, July 3, 2011, 16:00h
  • Sunday, July 3, 2011, 20:00h


Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London

Sebastian Koch, Philip Cumbus und Martin Swales

Concept: Prof. em. Martin Swales und Dr. Godela Weiss-Sussex, University of London

Direction: Clive Brill

With: Sebastian Koch, Philip Cumbus und Martin Swales

Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes without an interval

Price category: B

Introduction 45 minutes before the performance

Actor Sebastian Koch („Stauffenberg“, „Das Leben der Anderen“ (the Lives of Others)),
Professor Martin Swales, University of London, and Globe actor Philip Cumbus follow the influence
of Shakepeare on German culture in a cross-section of bilingual readings from Shakespeare and German poets from Goethe to the present day. Excerpts from films by Sven Gade, Max Reinhardt and
Robert Wilson serve to attest a tradition for Shakespeare enthusiasm which at the very latest began
with Goethe and the translations by August Wilhelm Schlegel und Ludwig Tieck in the early 19th century. Thanks to private connections we were able to invite Sebastian Koch for two exceptional performances.

German Premiere in German and English