The School of Theatre and Department of Theatre Studies at Florida State University present a public lecture by Freddie Rokem, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Theatre at Tel Aviv University and prize-winning author and international scholar. Professor Rokem will be speaking on Bertolt Brecht’s Antigone (1948): A Post-World War II Production. Faculty, staff and students across all programs are invited to the lecture on Friday, February 26 at 1:00p.m. in Fine Arts Building 249.
Bertolt Brecht’s adaptation of Hölderlin’s translation of Sophocles’ Antigone, which he directed at the theatre in Chur (Switzerland) with his wife Helene Weigel in the title role, was his first production in the German-speaking world after 15 years in exile. The production was documented in a Model-Book with photographs by Ruth Berlau and with detailed explanations by Brecht himself, and it led directly to Brecht’s subsequent work with Mother Courage and her Children and the founding of the Berliner Ensemble.
Freddie Rokem is Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Theatre at Tel Aviv University, where he was the Dean of the Faculty of the Arts (2002-2006) and held the Emanuel Herzikowitz Chair for 19th and 20th Century Art (2006-2016). His more recent books are Philosophers and Thespians: Thinking Performance (2010; translated into Italian and Polish; to appear in German and Hebrew); Jews and the Making of Modern German Theatre (2010, co-edited with Jeanette Malkin); Strindberg’s Secret Codes (2004) and the prize-winning book Performing History: Theatrical Representations of the Past in Contemporary Theatre (2000; translated into German and Polish). He was the editor of Theatre Research International from 2006-2009, and is now co-editor of the Palgrave/Macmillan book series Performance Philosophy. He has been a visiting professor at universities in the United States, Germany, Finland and Sweden, and is also a translator and a dramaturg.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Room 249 – Fine Arts Building