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Dramaturgy in Berlin: An Interview with Ernst Wendt

For seven years Ernst Wendt worked as a dramaturg in close collaboration with the director Hans Lietzau, first in Munich, then at the newly formed Berliner Staatliche Schauspielb├╝hnen: This is a complex of three stages, the Schiller-Theater, the Palace Theater and the Workshop, of which Lietzau was appointed general director (intendant) in 1972. The original intention was to unify the individual theaters with a collective dramaturgical concept and a collective season, and this novel idea was described as “Berliner dramaturgy”. Wendt found himself very disheartened with the Berlin administration by mid-1975, and he left to work as a director and a dramaturg in Munich. What follows are excerpts from an interview that Henning Rischbieter conducted with Wendt in the fall of 1975.

Rischbieter, Henning. “Dramaturgy in Berlin: An Interview with Ernst Wendt.” *Theater* 10, no. 1 (1978): 51-52.

The full interview in German is also included in this database and is available for download. You can find it here.