Opera of Distraction



After J.W. Goethes Faust "Vorspiel auf dem Theater" / Video / 2018 , 12'08"


Prologue in the Theatre


In the first prologue, three people (the theatre director, the poet and an actor) discuss the purpose of the theatre. The director approaches the theatre from a financial perspective, and is looking to make an income by pleasing the crowd; the actor seeks his own glory through fame as an actor; and the poet aspires to create a work of art with meaningful content. (Many productions use the same actors later in the play to draw connections between characters: the director reappears as God, the actor as Mephistopheles, and the poet as Faust.)

Originaltext von Johann Wolfang von Goethe in Deutsch