Lecture Stages of Violence. Antigone by Straub/Huillet, between theatre and film

Film poster Antigone © BELVA Film

Sat, 13.04.2019

4:00 PM

Goethe-Institut London

The event is part of a weekend dedicated to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s engagement with the work of the German philosopher and poet Friedrich Hölderlin. When you purchase a ticket for this event you will receive a promotional code to enjoy a discount of 50% on any Hölderlin event at the Goethe-Institut on 12.4. and 13.4. Further events are the screenings of Der Tod des Empedokles + Schwarze Sünde, O Somma Luce + Cézanne... and Der Bräutigam... + Die Antigone... on 13 April.

In his lecture the theatre expert Patrick Primavesi will discuss the question of violence in Sophokle's Antigone translated by Hölderlin in the version by Brecht and the adaptation by Huillet and Straub.

Patrick Primavesi is professor and head of department at the Institute of Theatre Studies at the University of Leipzig. He wrote his PhD on Walter Benjamin’s theories about commentary, translation and theatre and published widely on Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller, on contemporary theatre, dance and performance art. Current research projects focus on body politics, movement in urban space and archives of cultural heritage in digital environments. For decades, he has also been writing on the work of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, in particular on their films Antigone, The Death of Empedocles / Black Sin, From Until Tomorrow, Sicilia!, Workers, Peasants.

The lecture will be followed by a screening of The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp + The Antigone of Sophocles after Hölderlin’s Translation Adapted for the Stage by Brecht 1948 at 6.30pm.

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