With his theater against the consensus, Frank Castorf has made the Berliner Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz for over 25 years one of the most radical artists’ theaters in Europe with a worldwide appeal. In 2017, this aesthetic-political experiment was temporarily ended by a decision of the Berlin cultural policy and the handing over of the house to a curator.
In 12 interviews from 21 years you can watch Frank Castorf thinking. The most important director of German contemporary theater talks about his work, about his view of Dostoevsky, Heiner Mueller, Malaparte, Jelinek, Chekhov, Brecht, Artaud, Goethe, Tarantino and Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, about the gentrified Berlin and the illusions of political correctness: “The middle-class consciousness of Prenzlauer Berg with the feeling that nothing can happen to us is perhaps only an intermediate stage.”
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