Die Vermessung der Welt

(Measuring The World)
Bearbeitet von Dirk Engler
1F / 5M, Cast may vary

Daniel Kehlmann's novel tells the double biographies of two German geniuses: the explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss. As the one travels half the globe and leaves no river mountain or lake unmeasured, the other spends his entire life within the grid square of Braunschweig/ Goettingen - but nevertheless penetrates into spheres where parallels meet in infinity. With a subtle sense of humor, Kehlmann paints the picture of two important men with all their desires and shortcomings - and highly imaginatively describes the balancing act between ridiculousness and greatness, failure and success. Dirk Engler's stage adaptation presents the material in an "almost Anglo-Saxon restrained realism. In other words: with surprisingly great and fun-filled recognition value for all enthralled readers of the novel." (Der Spiegel)

Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann was born in Munich in 1975. His works have won the Candide Prize, the Literature Prize of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Doderer Prize, the Kleist Prize, the WELT Literature Prize and the Thomas Mann Prize. His novel Measuring ...

Plays by Daniel Kehlmann

U: 26.09.2008 Staatstheater Braunschweig (Regie: Dirk Engler)