2015

Readings from works of Günter Grass

Readings from works of Günter Grass

Reading
16.10.2015, 6.30 p.m.
Venue to be announced
German and English
free
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Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad in collaboration with The Little Theatre is pleased to present dramatised readings from the selected works of Günter Grass : “Frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history” - readings of excerpts from the writings of Günter Grass.

The dramatised readings will be performed by:
Shankar Melkote : film actor, stage veteran and corporate honcho
B S Prakash : retired banker and veteran theatre personality
Vijay Marur : advertising, film maker, theatre, foodie and voice over

About Günter Grass : Günter Wilhelm Grass (16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature. Grass is best known for his first novel, The Tin Drum (1959), a key text in European magic realism. It was the first book of his Danzig Trilogy, the other two being Cat and Mouse and Dog Years. His works are frequently considered to have a left-wing political dimension, and Grass was an active supporter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). The Tin Drum was adapted as a film of the same name, which won both the 1979 Palme d’Or and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1999, the Swedish Academy awarded him the Nobel Prize in Literature, praising him as a writer “whose frolicsome black fables portray the forgotten face of history”.

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