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Monologue with Daniel Minetti

For Balzac, Joseph Fouché was “the most interesting character of his century”. It is probably primarily due to his breathtaking lack of character, his lack of principles and human impulses, that Fouché was able to become one of the most powerful men of his century.



Whether as a fanatical champion of the French Revolution, who spread fear and terror as the “Butcher of Lyon,” or as an intriguer and mastermind of Robespierre's execution, who ultimately made a career under Napoleon as police minister and spirit rector of a sophisticated espionage system - Joseph Fouché was an ideological turncoat of the highest order, a technocrat as brilliant as he was unscrupulous, who, hidden in the backrooms of power, held the fate of an entire country in his hands.


Rolf Schneider lets Fouché emerge from the penumbra of history into the bright stage light with a monologue: Using Fouché's application speeches - be it about political offices, women or the loyalty of his co-conspirators - Schneider reconstructs Fouché's twists and turns on the basis of historical material, which led to his led to an unstoppable rise. The result is a precise portrait of a deeply contradictory man who was not only a professional defector, cold-blooded immoralist, terrorist and terrorist hunter, but also an excellent actor, a master of masking, and as such, not least, a prototype of the modern politician.


In memory of the wonderful person and director Helfried Schöbel (1927-2022)


Daniel Minetti, born in Berlin in 1958, studied at the Berlin State Drama School (later the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts) from 1978-1981. Engagements have taken him to the Staatstheater Dresden, the Volksbühne Berlin, the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, the Theater Krefeld/Mönchengladbach and the Westfälische Kammerspiele Paderborn. He appeared in numerous television films (including the title role in “Wilhelm Meister's Theatrical Broadcast” (R.:C.Bleiweiß), “The Christmas Plumbers” (R.:H. Krätzig), “Die Nicolaikirche” (R.:F.Beyer) ), works for German broadcasting companies (SFB, MDR, SWR, WDR, NDR, RBB), is a partner in 1001 Märchen GmbH Dresden (Yenidze) and has directed at various theaters (Rostock, Dresden, Berlin, Krefeld).


The theater is open from 6:30 p.m


(Program in German)