Cork's World Theatre - Performance, Publication, FilmCork's World Theatre is a play about ecological apocalypse as it might manifest itself in Cork.
Cork's World Theatre is a play about ecological apocalypse as it might manifest itself in Cork. It is a translation/adaptation by Stephen Boyd and Dr Manfred Schewe (Departments of Hispanic Studies and German, UCC) of a German-language original by the distinguished Swiss dramatist, Thomas Hürlimann. Performances of Hürlimann's play, based in turn on a famous 17th-century Spanish text, took place in the open air over the summer months of 2007 in the Swiss pilgrimage town of Einsiedeln, and were seen by some 66,000 people.
Cork’s World Theatre was performed under the direction of Peadar Donohoe (of Cyclone Repertory Company) in UCC's Aula Maxima in November/December 2010. A film exploring the genesis and development of the project may be viewed at: http://youtu.be/sEBX1-lB6Ak
The published text of the translation, incorporating an extensive introduction, was launched on 16th January, 2012, by Dr Ger Fitzgibbon (former Chair of the Board of Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC) in the presence of the Swiss Ambassador, HE Beat Loeliger. The book is available from Schibri Verlag, Berlin; for details, see: http://www.schibri.de/?a=bookviewer&ISBN=978-3-86863-083-1
The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support for Cork’s World Theatre Project from the CACSSS Research Publication Fund, the Dublin Embassies of Switzerland, Germany and Austria, the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Media and Communications Office (UCC).
For more information, please contact Dr Manfred Schewe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mr Stephen Boyd (email@example.com)