Siegfrieds Heldentaten

7F / 11M,

Never before have the protagonists of the greatest German epic poem been stripped of their status as role models like this. Driven by the hunger for power and recognition, they kill, they fuck, and they gorge themselves toward their own downfall. Siegfried, the guiding light, is a dumb, but highly virile beefcake; his counterpart Brunhild is a bloodthirsty barbarian. The Burgundians at the royal court in Worms may not possess as much raw animal power, but they passionately eavesdrop, gossip, and scheme – woe to those who trust anyone here. Free from all the patina, this updated version of the "Siegfried" saga displays a society shaped by ruthlessness and brutality, where peasants are only good to serve as dragon fodder, where everyone wants to be king, but nobody wants to govern, and where loyalty only matters if it redounds to one’s own advantage.

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu

Feridun Zaimoglu (born in 1964 in Bolu, Anatolia) grew up in Germany and studied Art and Human Medicine in Kiel. His first novel Kanak Sprak appeared in 1995 followed by numerous other novels and short stories. Feridun Zaimoglu and Günter Senkel ...

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Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel

Günter Senkel (born in 1958 in Neumünster) has worked as a poster gluer, long distance lorry driver and drinking bottle sorter. He gave up his Physics degree to run his own bookshop in Kiel where he has lived as a freelance writer since 199 ...

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U: 19.03.2015 Münchner Volkstheater (Regie: Christian Stückl) unter dem Titel SIEGFRIED