Jonathan Kalb, theatre critic, professor, and two-time winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, shares his research from his recent award-winning book Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater. Join us for an all-day screening of legendary German theatre director Peter Stein's epic adaptation of Goethe's unabridged Faust (2000), shown here for the first time in the United States. The screening will be followed by an evening conversation between Kalb and critic John Muse (University of Chicago), a scholar of modernist microdrama. Join us to hear Karl's thoughts on durational performance works by Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, and Robert Wilson, among others.
Full day Session:
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.: Excerpted screening of Peter Stein's Faust I and II (Hanover, Germany). In German, with subtitled English scene introductions.
6:30 p.m.: Conversation with Jonathan Kalb and John Muse (University of Chicago).