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)
An over 200-year-old German translation of Shakespeare's works made him seem more German than he was. Later, the Nazis insisted that version be kept, says Shakespeare expert Hans-Jörg Modlmayr.
An increasing number of Syrian musicians are taking center-stage in Germany. One of them is Fattouch, named after a popular Middle-Eastern salad. Their music tosses together the best of East and West.
Two teen actors in New Zealand have sustained neck wounds after a stage production about murderous barber Sweeney Todd went wholly awry. The prop razor used in the scene had been reportedly safety-checked multiple times.
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The novelist Jenny Erpenbeck was awarded the Thomas Mann Prize on Monday (2.5.2016) for her narratives capturing today's burning topics and considering historical and political topics in her writing.
With "Lemonade," her latest release, Beyoncé marks the sixth time in a row that one of her solo albums has debuted at No. 1. She's the first artist to ever top the list with six consecutive albums.
He was one of the great twentieth century artists: Pablo Picasso created cubism and brought pigeons, clowns and bulls to canvas. But one thing he returned to throughout his career: windows. A new view on Picasso's work.
The Panama Papers, political fallout over satire, and Thilo Sarrazin’s latest book - every week a new scandal hits the headlines. What does it take to orchestrate media hype? And why do they sometimes just fizzle out?
It was a special kind of revolution: the first Chanel fashion show in Cuba took place on a beach boulevard in Havana.
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