The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier

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Thomas Ostermeier is the most internationally recognised German theatre director of the present. With this book, he presents his directorial method for the first time. The Theatre of Thomas Ostermeier provides a toolkit for understanding and enacting the strategies of his advanced contemporary approach to staging dramatic texts. In addition, the book includes:

  • Ostermeier’s seminal essays, lectures and manifestos translated into English for the first time.
  • Over 140 photos from the archive of Arno Declair, who has documented Ostermeier’s work at the Schaubühne Berlin for many years, and by others.
  • In-depth ‘casebook’ studies of two of his productions: Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People (2012) and Shakespeare’s Richard III (2015)
  • Contributions from Ostermeier’s actors and his closest collaborators to show how his principles are put into practice.

An extraordinary, richly illustrated insight into Ostermeier’s working methods, this volume will be of interest to practitioners and scholars of contemporary European theatre alike.

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Peter M Boenisch, originally from Munich/Germany, is Professor of European Theatre at the University of Kent, and a Fellow at the International Research Centre "Interweaving Performance Cultures" at Berlin.

Thomas Ostermeier is an internationally renowned theatre director, best known for his acclaimed productions of Hedda Gabler, Shopping and Fucking, and Hamlet. Since 2000, he has been Artistic Director of the Schaubühne Berlin. He became the youngest ever recipient of the Golden Lion award for his lifework at the 2011 Venice Biennial.

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"Essential - Well illustrated and expertly assembled, this volume deserves to be widely read by all interested in contemporary theater practice."

- Choice 

"Those wishing to study, and particularly to teach, the work of the best-known mainland European director to English audiences will find their task is made much easier by this volume, which is richly varied and will be accessible to students at all levels."

- New Theatre Quarterly

"Boenisch and Ostermeier have done artistic and scholarly communities a service with this volume."

- Contemporary Theatre Review

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