Theater is a place to tackle controversial theories, display emotion, or just have fun.
The theater can be a place to tackle controversial theories, integrate cultures, display emotion, or just have fun.
Berlin theater is a hard thing to love - it's pretentious, abstruse, cerebral and elitist. But on a good night, it's also unique, iconoclastic, bizarre, and compelling, says DW's Ben Knight. (08.02.2013)
A new English-language theater ensemble in Berlin tackles a hot-button global issue: arranged marriage and women's rights. The production combines the strengths of both German and American theater techniques. (30.01.2013)
In the murky and mysterious world of finance, top bankers are reluctant to reveal their secrets. But director Andres Veiel got some of them to talk. The result is a spectacular piece of contemporary theater. (16.01.2013)
Wagner will be all over music programs in 2013, as this year marks the 200th anniversary of his birth. Travelers in Germany can choose from no shortage of traditional to provocative takes on the composer's work. (04.01.2013)
What was once an obscure energy extraction technique has now entered popular fiction. Whether in Hollywood, on the stage or in literature, fracking is all around - and has even found its way into romance novels. (27.12.2012)
Theatergoers in Berlin routinely suffer abuse from naked performers, but it's a night out they'll never forget. This inimitable performance culture is now attracting a new wave of devotees from beyond. (28.09.2012)
Young refugees are learning German with the classics. Performing modified and modernized versions of works by Goethe gives them the courage and confidence they need to participate in a new, foreign society. (03.09.2012)
The worst part about applying for asylum is waiting. In "Asylum Monologues," three asylum-seekers - from Togo, Ethiopia and Turkey - share the harsh reality of their life stories on German stages. (20.06.2012)
They fought with weapons and survived arrest. In 2011 their mentor was murdered: A Palestinian theater company now uses it art to defend itself against the occupation. (19.06.2012)
After performing at an international Shakespeare festival in London, the actors from Roy-e Sabs are in Germany to perform their production of 'The Comedy of Errors.' (14.06.2012)
One of Berlin's most famous theaters, the Theater am Kurfürstendamm, is facing closure after a new court ruling. The move continues a trend of dying theaters in the former West Berlin.
Since the failed coup in Turkey, constraints on freedom of expression are increasingly restricting cultural projects, from theaters to contemporary art. DW looks at how some artists are fighting back.
Since being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature last week, Bob Dylan has yet to react. On the occasion of her 70th birthday, DW looks back at another reluctant winner: Austrian author and playwright Elfriede Jelinek.
The musical comedy "The Rocky Horror Show" became a hit film in 1975 - and it still is. The cult film is filled with camp, wit and eroticism to a world-famous soundtrack.
Many people think writing is a ticket to poverty. So did these five famous authors. They held "serious" jobs for years before starting their literary career. There's still hope for every aspiring author.
The Scorpions wanted to offer their last farewell to their fans with a world tour. A film co-produced by DW shows how it actually relaunched the most famous German rock band's career. Watch both parts here now.
The contemporary art magazine "ArtReview" has revealed its annual Power 100 list, a guide to the 100 most powerful figures in contemporary art. Here are the top 10.
Politicians have long used anger, vitriol and hero-worship to shore up their camp and push people to join the fray. Now, Internet trolls have raised the game to a new level, with politicians feeding the flames.
It's popular to live on a winery, but not everyone is serious about making wine. However, these five stars have really enjoyed the job.
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