Artikel-Schlagworte: „Jonathan Meese“

To the Affective End: the „Marthaler Effect“

von Shane Anderson

To turn the old adage on its head, describing a play by Marthaler would be like dancing to architecture. Yes, we could concentrate on „Riesenbutzbach“’s formal gestures, yes, we could talk about the stage design and the costumes, yes, I could outline the „plot“, which is less of a plot than a series of impressions, and yes, I could copy/paste the festival’s description of the play; but none of this would come close to describing what Marthaler does to the viewer, none of this would replicate the experience nor make the beauty and urgency of it felt.

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