• What Happened to the Interval?


    A common trend in the performing arts of the past 10 to 15 years is the omission of the interval.

  • Johan Simons: Kasimir und Karoline


    Johan Simons's adaptation of Ödön von Horváth's Kasimir & Karoline is so bad if I didn't already have tickets for some performances during the Holland Festival it would have cured me of my desire to go to the theatre for months to come.

  • Thomas Ostermeier: Die Ehe der Maria Braun


    Die Ehe der Maria Braun proves once more that Thomas Ostermeier is one of today's most interesting directors.

  • A Short Note On The Economics of the Performing Arts


    I am one of the lucky few to snatch a ticket for Peter Stein's 12-hour production of Dostoyevsky's The Demons. The ticket price gives an interesting insight into the economics of the performing arts.

  • Schaubuehne Berlin: Hamlet


    A Hamlet for the 21st century.