Heiner Müller: Prometheus

Play reading with David Bennent, Josef Bierbichler, Inga Busch a.o.

  • Josef Bierbichler / © Markus Tedeskino
    Josef Bierbichler
    (c) Markus Tedeskino

»The Prometheus-Text cannot be read word for word, unless it is read aloud.« (Heiner Müller)

On two evenings, Ruhrtriennale offers spectators the possibility of encountering Prometheus in the Aeschylus text, translated by Heiner Müller, accompanying the presentation of Carl Orff 's opera in ancient Greece. Josef Bierbichler and Judith Rosmair will take on the roles of Prometheus and Io; other parts will be read by the performers involved in the Orff production.

Müller's translation was intended as a recitation. Avoiding the classical tone of most translations, it transforms the original into a German text, but retains the roughness, contradictions, and inconsistencies of the original.

Text —
Heiner Müller


— 19. September 2012
Further dates
— 20. September
— 1 h 30 min
— 20 / 25 / 30 €
Reduced prices start at 10,00 €
  • Wed19Sep
    Heiner Müller: Prometheus on 19. September 2012 at 8.00 PM
  • Thu20Sep
    Heiner Müller: Prometheus on 20. September 2012 at 8.00 PM
A Ruhrtriennale production.