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“Der Fall Mersault - Eine Gegendarstellung” on February 23 at 8 pm at the Kammer 1

Nobel laureate Albert Camus’ novel “The Stranger” was published in 1942. It tells the story of the Frenchman Meursault who shoots an Algerian because the sun blinded him so badly. In Camus’ novel the man who was killed by Meursault has neither a name nor a history. He only appears in a few pages in order to serve Camus for developing his existentialist philosophy. The Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud now changes this and gives the victim a name. In his novel “The Meursault Investigation” he retells the story of “The Stranger” – from the viewpoint of the victim.
The internationally renowned stage director Amir Reza Koohestani from Iran brings his first production to the stage at the Kammerspiele by leaving and transgressing the purely post-colonial perspective. He strives to present general principles of suppression, re-appropriation and self-assertion. With the help of actors and actresses with Iranian, Lebanese, Latvian, Bulgarian, Swiss and German roots, he places Daoud’s novel in a multi-perspective language panorama.

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“Der Fall Mersault - Eine Gegendarstellung” on February 23 at 8 pm at the Kammer 1.