Goethes Faust 1. Teil für die Generation Popmusik, eine Ein-Frau+Puppen-Show mit Originaltexten und Musikzitaten.
In a spectacular show as a one-woman-performance with hand puppets and pop music
Bridge Markland conjures “Faust“ out of the box.
She performs high speed changes between Mephisto, Faust and Margaret while using hand puppets as her opponents.
Bridge Markland acts with intense physicality lip-syncing to the brilliant soundcollage of the voices of the various protagonists, plus compelling music.
Well known quotations from this most renowned of German dramas are juxtaposed in English with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Rammstein, Robbie Williams, Metallica, Pink, Elvis, Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Depeche Mode, Placebo and many other music artists.
The classic play finds its contemporary equivalent in the sounds and lyrics of modern music and thus is opened up for many different generations.
This “Faust“ interpretation is not a parody, but a modern method of dealing with a classic. At the same time it demonstrates parallels between different streams of popular culture.
Audiences are amazed at how much the lyrics of a popsong have in common with a classic play. The central themes which occupy human beings remain the same. The piece carries the audiences to laughter and to tears as the storyline unfolds before them with humour, emotion, great sensibility and much grotesqueness.
Bridge Markland performs “Faust“ in and out of a cardboard box. A simple, but very effective stage prop which changes it’s meaning according to the scene.Audience reactions demonstrate that this “Faust” interpretation impresses audiences from 15 to 90 years of age
- Bridge Markland
- Bridge Markland
- Heike Gäßler
Author / Composer
- Johann Wolfgang von Goeth
Am 04.10. inklusive Einführung in die Arbeit durch Nils Foerster um 19:30 und Gespräch nach der Vorstellung mit Theaterscoutings Berlin.
The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of roleplay and transformation. An artist who effortlessly crosses boundaries between dance, theatre, performance, cabaret and puppet theatre.
Her speciality are transgender-performances in which the audience can experience the change of woman to man (or vice versa).
Bridge Markland showed her many productions in Germany, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.
Her main focus are collages of classic German theatre pieces with pop music – performed as lip-synced solos using role change and hand puppets: schiller in the box (German) about life and work of poet Friedrich Schiller, faust in the box (German), faust in the box (English) after Goethes Faust (part 1) and krug in the box (German) Heinrich von Kleist: The broken Jug and räuber in the box (German) after Friedrich Schiller: The Robbers, robbers in the box (english) after Friedrich Schiller: The Robbers / Die Räuber. leonce + lena in the box (German) after Georg Büchner: Leonce and Lena, premiered in 2014 and was funded by Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin - Senatskanzlei Kulturelle Angelegenheiten + Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.
"Have you ever seen a puppet Faust seduce and then make violent love to a Barbie, all to the tune of Bloodhound Gang’s “The Bad Touch”? If not, you’ve been missing out. ...
What this production does differently … it punctuates the dialogue with clips from pop music, swapping out many of the nineteenth century translation lines, for lyrics from “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, “Like a Virgin”, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, and many others.
…. Markland’s portrayal of Mephisto was weird and creepy – and therefore accurate. ...
… probably the most bizarre show anyone has ever attended. …
….it was amazing and more than a little disturbing how little times have changed; the show has had no trouble finding songs that handle the same themes as those dealt with, in the 200 year old play. It seems that people will always gossip, flirt, whine, and want to get laid. My conception of Goethe’s masterpiece is forever changed."
Elizabeth Creelman, The Bruns Arts, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 23 October 2012