In Büchner’s play, the theatre becomes the ideal medium for rendering the tragedy of politics. In its short scenes, the combination of political theorizing and rhetoric, cynical political action and, above all, the fickleness of the masses sheds light on the different groups, multiple motives and political judgements that make up the mosaic of the French Revolution during the Terror. Revolutionary theatre becomes an unrivalled tool for political thought as it reveals the dialectic of History.
Duration: 20 January until 18 February 2011
Production: Onassis Cultural Center
Line Production: POLYPLANITY