Theatre Event


Newman University presents


By Yvan Goll

28 - 29 Apr in the Studio

Anticipated running time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

The Franco-German writer Yvan Goll is perhaps best known for his poetry and for assisting in the translation into German of James Joyce's Ulysses.


However in the 1920s he produced a number of groundbreaking and influential plays - Brecht was amongst his numerous admirers. Methusalem is an unjustly neglected masterpiece in which Goll blends Expressionism with Surrealism in a compelling fusion of realism and fantasy. In it he pioneered the use of film on stage and experimented with costume, masks and staging and in the process, like Jarry's Ubu Roi to which it owes a clear debt, helped to pave the way for the Theatre of the Absurd. Above all though the play is a savagely funny social satire that is still startling relevant nearly 100 years after its German premiere.

L'Arche est éditeur et agent théâtral du texte représenté. (L'Arche is the editor and theatrical agent of the represented text.).

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