Memories of Jürgen Gosch Oedipus Variations – adapted from motifs by Sophocles/Hölderlin/Gosch
In 1984, Jürgen Gosch staged Hölderlin's adaptation of Oedipus in Cologne. The legendary production was recorded in full by a single camera. In 2018, Marcel Kohler, using motifs from the Gosch production, the Hölderlin adaptation, and modernist texts, developed a self-contained evening of theatre together with students of the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch. Ten Oedipus variations were created, becoming highlights that allow for a new focus on characters and other perspectives on the mythical material.
Cast: Nora di Fausto, Lara Feith, Maximilian Gehrlinger, Mayla Häuser, Nils Rovira-Muñoz
Direction and set: Marcel Kohler
Costumes: Nati Soroko
Choir: Sebastian Fuchs
Video: Anselm Koneffke
Dramaturgy: Oliver Kohler
Discussion with Marcel Kohler, Christian Grashof, Elisabeth Schwarz, Klaus Völker, Jutta Wachowiak et al.
Presentation: Barbara Burckhardt
The event is part of Memories of Jürgen Gosch. A project by the Akademie der Künste and Koberstein Film in cooperation with Deutsches Theater, the University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch and Goethe-Institut. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund.