Eastern-German playwright Heiner Müller is one of the most outstanding writers of the 2nd half of the 20th century. According to the theory of Berthold Brecht, Heiner Müller has found his own approach of speaking about the cataclysms of the 20th century and has found his own theatre aesthetics. It is the theatre work of Heiner Müller and his aesthetic principles that will be discussed during the lecture.
Johannes Kirsten was born in 1976. He studied Germanistics, philosophy in Berlin and New-York. Having worked in different theatre groups and “Lunatiks produktion” theatre collective, he was employed as assistant of the theatre director from 2004 to 2006, and later worked as a playwright at the National Theatre in Mannheim. From 2006 Johannes Kirsten has been cooperating as a playwright-freelancer with different theatres, festivals and mass media, including The Ruhrtriennale, the National Theatre of Korea (Seoul) and the radio channel Deutschlandradio Kultur.
From 2011 to 2013 he was working as an invited professor of drama at The German Institute of Literature in Leipzig. Since the theatre season 2013/2014 he’s been a playwright (head of literature department) at the Drama Theatre in Hanover.
In the photo: Johannes Kirsten, the lecturer (the photo is taken from www.staatstheater-hannover.de)
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