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Friday, June 10, 2005

more BAM

Ever wanted to check out a play by Lessing? Now's your chance. The complete BAM Next Wave season is now official. (Direct link for theatre events here.) No less authorities than the Deutsches Theatre Berlin is coming with their production of Emilia Galotti (1772).

That's Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, of course, 18th century German playwright and the first Dramaturg!

Also of interest to some might be the very techno, multi-media Builders Association with their Super Vision. Their Alladeen, last year--a meditation on Indian telemarketers among other cross-cultural high-tech phenomena--left me cold. But they're at the cutting edge of what the new media can do in the theatre. Of course, ever since the Wooster Group some 30 years ago, multimedia hasn't been new, and hasn't taken the theatre by storm. It will always be a fringe movement. Challenge or defend, anyone?

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