by Curt Goetz
22 May 2011 at 18:00
29 May 2011 at 14:00
This play is our entry into this year's FEATS, taking place in Genva from 10-13 June 2011.
Curt Goetz (1888 –1960) was a German-Swiss playwright, actor and director. He was regarded as one of the most brilliant comedy writers and actors of his time in the German-speaking world before and after World War II. Together with his wife Valérie von Martens (his “betrothed beloved”) he acted in his own plays, of which four were also made into films. He was a distant relative of the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw, with whose sensitive comedies his own were often compared.
The gentleness of Goetz’s comedies and his charming portrayal of the different views on morals are beautifully portrayed in “Revenge”, one of his last plays, written in the late 1950s.
Having been asked by FEATS to participate at this year's festival at short notice, we are very happy to take this opportunity to present our English translation one of Curt Goetz's plays to a European audience.
Directed by Melanie Zander