Poster for Fräulein Julie, at Renaissance Theatre Berlin. Photo: Vasilis Triantafillopoulus

Lockdown means knockdown?

(Berlin): Second lockdown of culture hits Germany’s theatres in great despair. Commentary by Thomas Irmer.

In the new production of Strindberg’s Miss Julie at Renaissance Theater in Berlin Judith Rosmair fancies her flight with Jean via Germany to Switzerland. In Hamburg, Julie claims, they will go to the theater and see exhibitions – «if they are open!» 

The improvised line pours into the thrilled audience that knows this is one of the last two nights for theater in Germany. The final curtain calls for a long and warm applause.

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