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Literary Events: Nov. 2011

Literary Events: Nov. 2011

BUCH WIEN 2011 This annual festival features a variety of book readings, as well as a newspaper-related workshop, children’s games, a spoken word poetry event that mimics a silent disco, comic- and cartoon-drawing workshops, paper crafts projects and several poetry slams. Tickets are required for attendance to some events, while other events offer free admission. […]

Hofreiter at Josefstadt

The premiere came on the day of the great downpour. Limousines full of finely-dressed dignitaries stopped traffic for blocks. Under wide umbrellas, jeweled ladies and tailored gentlemen were escorted into Theater in der Josefstadt while uncouth taxi drivers screamed and honked until menaced into silence by mustachioed bodyguards. With the Theater an der Wien, the […]

Embers: Torment of Desire

Which endures longest: love, friendship or the desire for revenge? In Embers (Die Glut), by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Hungarian Sándor Márai, two old friends, Henrik and Konrad, meet again after a separation of 41 years, since the day Konrad left Vienna for the tropics without warning or farewell. Though of different […]

Schnitzler’s Der Reigen: Serial Seduction

Schnitzler’s Der Reigen: Serial Seduction

Vienna’s theatrical activity is a passion and a belief but like daily drinking of water it is also part of life’s habits here.  I am newly resident in Vienna, and so it is possible that you will hear otherwise in future, but at first sight it appears that the Viennese theatres’ system of lengthy repertory […]

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