Ödipus Stadt

Die Theben-Trilogie
Nach Sophokles, Euripides und Aischylos
Bühnenfassung von John von Düffel
Interlinearübersetzung von Gregor Schreiner
(Oedipus City - The Trilogy of Thebes)
3F / 6M

After Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus
Adapted for the stage by John von Düffel

“John von Düffel has woven Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, together with Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes and Euripides’ Phoenician Women, as well as Sophocles’ Antigone into a gripping and tightly packed trilogy. The tragedy of Oedipus merges, in three uninterrupted acts and less than two and a half hours, into the comprehensive tragedy of a man named Ö … It’s a drama about a cursed family, like the Atreides, an incestuous crime story, a war play, and after all, a discourse on national interests, religion, childhood beliefs – and on justice and freedom, on crime and punishment. Nothing here gets short shrift, in spite of all the cuts to the texts.” (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin)

John von Düffel

John von Düffel

John von Düffel (born in 1966 in Göttingen), grew up in Londonderry, Ireland and Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. He studied Philosophy, Economics and German studies in Stirling, Scotland and Freiburg, Breisgau where he did his doctoral ...

Plays by John von Düffel






U: 31.08.2012 Deutsches Theater Berlin (Regie: Stephan Kimmig)