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BY AUGUST STRINDBERG

Strindberg's "Dance of Death" (1900) is considered the primordial drama of all relationship dramas, and was at the same time a model for Beckett's absurdist theater and bears traces of a mystical symbolism.

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Seen from Beckett's point of view, Strindberg's "Dance of Death" seems like a vicious comedy about the futility of a relationship to other people and to the world based on rivalry and struggle - a world that no longer exists as we know it.

A world that has become the hostile environment that corresponds to the attitude with which it was met. Alice and Edgar, the couple who have been lustfully circling around each other, warring for what feels like an eternity; Kurt, the third in the group, who doesn't believe in fighting as a principle worth living by, and the endgame of an outdated relationship model: "It's over." - "If only!"

ADAPTED BY JOHN VON DÜFFEL

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Von August Strindberg (Autor/in)
Marc Oliver Schulze (Hauptmann)
Claude De Demo (Alice)
Gerrit Jansen (Kurt)
Kay Voges
Daniel Roskamp
Mona Ulrich
Thomas David Finke
Voxi Bärenklau
Steffen Heinke
Sibylle Baschung
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