Duijsens, Florian http://www.exberliner.com/topics/florian_duijsens/index.rss en Iomauna Media GmbH Wed, 11 May 2011 09:00:00 GMT Theatertreffenblog: Booing, wtf? What's up with booing? Florian Duijsens watches Schauspiel Köln's The Cherry Orchard and tries to make sense of a Theatertreffen tradition.

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Theatertreffenblog: Stücky! Stückemarkt, the theoretical sibling of the Theatertreffen family, offered up panel discussions and an explanation on the characteristics of German theatre. The discussions may have been ill-conceived, but the eplanation was exceptional.

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Exberliner takes you inside this year’s Theatertreffen Theatertreffen has been presenting the 10 best plays from the German-speaking world since 1964. This year, five come with English surtitles.

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Opening night: Summer and Smoke Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke (1948) was published first as a short story. His familiar theme of frustrated desire is here played out as a demure pastor’s daughter learns to tap into her sexuality only to be spurned.

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Theatertreffen meets EXBERLINER Get ready: on May 6, Berlin begins buzzing with theatrical energy as Theatertreffen hits the scene. This year EXBERLINER teams up with Theatertreffen blog to give you coverage of the drama.

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The Lichtenberg Figures Poet Ben Lerner reads from his award-winning collection The Lichtenberg Figures, and Steffen Popp from his just-released German translation. The title, FYI, refers not to the elusive Berlin borough, but to the trace a lightning strike leaves behind.

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Rose-Anne Clermont Rose-Anne Clermont who first came here on a Fulbright in 1998 and has since written about her experience as an American of Haitian descent living in a city as embarrassingly unfamiliar with people of color as Berlin. A reading for the internationals.

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Nicole Krauss Escape the gray February winter when the author of The History of Love, Nicole Krauss, reads from her recently National Book Award-nominated Great House. But be aware of the traditionally endless German translation. Hosted by Sarah Kuttner.

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Thomas Bernhard: Die Kunstnaturkatastrophe Want to go off the deep end of your seasonal affective disorder? Catch this ARTE documentary with grumpy Austrian author Thomas Bernhard, whose tirades against all that is holy should vicariously purge your of all that winter bile. In German.

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Book Exchange & Games Night An old tradition returns with this first in a series of monthly book swaps for Anglos (or a chance to bring along/play board games). Just bring five or six books you no longer need and swap them for something groovier.

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Book review: Eilleen Myles' Inferno EXBERLINER will now be bringing you a new review online each week! This week, explore the New York poetry underground in a revealing and surprising memoir of love, sex, and words by Eileen Myles.

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A chat with... Sharmaine Lovegrove Berlin's maven of English lit and founder of the ever-evolving Dialogue Books shares her highlights of 2010.

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Dialogue Web Launch After closing their pop-up storefront in Prenzl’Berg, Dialogue Berlin will be launching its online incarnation with a festive night at Café Hilde. Come test-drive the site and leaf through their special author-curated bookshelf in the café.

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Reading: John Wray New American Academy fellow Wray, the author of Low Boy (2008) who last read at Café Hilde, reveals a glimpse of his new novel-in-progress, The Lost Time Accidents, an epic family saga partly set in our fair city.

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Poetry Hearings Festival Berlin’s magnificent festival of poetry in English features a large cast of talent, including Will Stone, Iggy McGovern, Louis Armand, Naomi Foyle, Nathan Thompson, Mark Terrill and Siddhartha Bose performing his new multi/media show Kalagora.

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Joumana Haddad book launch and lecture The Lebanese author of I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman (2010) appears for a (German-language!) lecture and discussion on the topics of schizophrenia, following the herd and deadlock in Arabic society. It coincides with the German translation of her book, a provocative manifesto on the sexually and politically liberating effects of literature, from which she will be reading (in French!).

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Joumana Haddad lecture and book launch The Lebanese author of I Killed Scheherazade: Confessions of an Angry Arab Woman (2010) appears for a (German-language!) lecture and discussion on the topics of schizophrenia, following the herd and deadlock in Arabic society. It coincides with the German translation of her book, a provocative manifesto on the sexually and politically liberating effects of literature, from which she will be reading (in French!) the following evening.

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Teller Magazine Launch Dedicated to stories – whether visual or textual, true or made-up – London-Berlin-spanning Teller magazine presents its first issue with contributor readings (Lee Scrivner, Will Carruthers) and slideshows by Berlin-based photographers (Flavie Guerrand, Joe Dilworth).

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Speak Easy At this free monthly read-a-long, book enthusiasts from all over the city are free to read their favorite passages from books, fiction or non. Come to listen or bring your marked-up Isherwood, Beckett or Didion: words just sound better when they‘re shared. Free.

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Bret Easton Ellis: Imperial Bedrooms Bad-boy author Ellis will read from his Less Than Zero sequel alongside actor Wolfram Koch, who will dip into the brand-new German translation.

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