This nearly unknown version of Die Vögel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe shows that our celebrated author possessed not only a wide knowledge about the theater of antiquity but also about comedy. Goethe’s Die Vögel is ideal to bring us closer to the comedies of the ancient Greeks, and not just because of its lightness and twittering melodies of speech.
Two writers, Treufreund and Hoffegut, who suffer from the troublesome fate of being poor, climb to the top of a mountain inhabited by Schuhu Kriticus, an eagle owl, and his parrot attendant. The pair of writers has sought out this oracle of knowledge, the Kriticus, to find a better life through his beneficent criticism, but their conversation with him ends not as they had anticipated …… Directed by Darijan Mihajlovic.
Direction: Darijan Mihajlovic
Dramaturgy: Maurici Farré
Stage design: David Regehr
Performers: Theater ensemble