Siegfried

Ein Monolog
(Siegfried. A Monologue)
1M

1914: On the eve of World War I, Siegfried Wagner, the son of Richard and Cosima and supremo of the Bayreuth Festival must find a way to save it from bankruptcy. In 1930, just before his death, he looks back at his life. Although he managed to secure financial success, he is increasingly disgusted with the ideological exploitation of his father’s legacy that’s been driven forward chiefly by his own wife, Winifred.
Feridun Zaimoglu’s and Günter Senkel’s Siegfried Wagner is caught between heroics and homosexuality, anti-Semitism and philanthropy, artistic endeavour and feeling trapped within his family. Their monologue portrays a man whose vibrant private life was inextricably linked to the political earthquakes of the early 20th century, from the imperial period through to the demise of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Adolf Hitler.

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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