A dramatic monologue by Girish Karnad (India)

Sat, Apr 19, 2008
3 pm
Admission: 5 Euros, concessions 3 Euros, both literature events to this day: 7 Euros, concessions 5 Euros | "3-events-ticket" for 3 readings of your choice 12 Euros, conc. 8 Euros |
Within the framework of AVATAR. ASIA’s NARRATORS. A literature festival about the migration of Asian epics, curated by Ilija Trojanow.
Combi-ticket for the 19 April (Girish Karnad + Shashi Tharoor) € 7, concessionary ticket € 5

In English and German

Girish Karnad, © Girish Karnad

With actor Dominik Bender

Followed by a talk with Ilija Trojanow

Mythical action – contemporary themes: In his monologue Flowers, Girish Karnad thematises traditional conceptions of belief, morals and guilt. Taking the figure of a priest in a small rural temple, he sketches the psychogramme of a person who questions old certainties in a modern way: scenically read by Berlin actor and director Dominik Bender. Girish Karnad, who was born in India in 1938, is an author, film-script writer and director. Even his first work, Yayati (1961), dealt ironically with the 2,000-year-old epic poem Mahabharata.

--- For visitors to the literature festival: ticket for the exhibition 'Re-imagining Asia' only 3 Euros ---