Birthday Of A Dead Hero

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January 9th is the bithday of one of my personal heroes: Heiner Müller! For those who don’’t know him: he is one of the most important playwrights of the 20th Century in Germany. One of his most famous and worldwide played piece is the Hamletmaschine”, which is also a great pleasure to read. If you want to know more about him or if you are as passionate about him as I am, you should definitely check out the Volksbühne this week. They will celebrate his 80th birthday with some of his most popular works. Details and schedules after the jump.

Nachbar Müller

Theater, Installationen, Film, Konzert. Heiner Müller zum 80.

08.01.2009, 19:00 h, Großes Haus


Linienstr. 227

10178 Berlin

KEAN ou Désordre et Génie Comédie en cinq actes par Alexandre Dumas et DIE HAMLETMASCHINE par Heiner Müller

09.01.2009, 19:00 h, Großes Haus

Szenen vom Zement

von Heiner Müller nach Gladkow

09.01.2009, 20:00 h, 3. Stock (last show)

There is still one piece at the Berliner Ensemble which was directed by him before his death in 1995.

Der Aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui

Bertholt Brecht

13.01.2009, 19:30 h

Berliner Ensemble

Bertolt-Brecht-Platz 1

10117 Berlin

And for those who prefer the TV there will be a documentary on Saturday January 10th at 20:15 h on 3sat.

Happy Birthday Heiner!

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