Big and Little has 10 ratings and 1 review. Liza said: A very bizarre mad story with a strong female lead. I loved Lotte’s journey, she was a beautiful n. Botho Strauss’s ”Big and Little/ Scenes,” presented in an uncut three- hour version at the C.S.C., is a nonlinear but consequential tour of. Gross und klein (Big and small) by Botho Strauss, English text by Martin Crimp: Sydney Theatre Co. Also Titled. Sydney Theatre Company plays

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At the very end, even her slouching exhaustion by life has an energy to it. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may bohho sell this item.

More like over the edge and almost completely crackers. At one stage her brother, an avowed pessimist, wonders why he’s not more popular; slowly you realise that the eternal optimist can be equally unpopular, neither of them fitting neatly enough between our societal tramlines. She skips, she sprawls, she teeters and pirouettes and manages to imbue a simple walk across the stage with, depending on mood, exuberant gaucheness or filigreed elegance.

Language English Dewey Number Actually, the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Big and Small Gross und Kleinfrom the acclaimed original by Botho Strauss, is much sfrauss than the above paragraph sounds.

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Comments and reviews What are comments? But it is well-nigh impossible to tear one’s eyes from Cate Blanchett, right from the opener, as she sits, smoking, on stage, gazing at us, soliloquising at us.

Gross and Klein (Big and Small)

Johannes Schutz, no less than a Professor of Stage Design, put it together. So Lotte dances, she dances madly and she dances beautifully, and she flirts and she coos and she laughs and, oh so seldom but so necessarily, this fine production catches Blanchett’s not imperfect golden ibg in seconds of sublime misery. Wehrle marked it as to-read May 15, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Cate Blanchett on the Barbican stage. Lotte is a physically and emotionally demanding role as she teeters precariously between optimism and despair within the space of smapl single sentence.

Big and Small (Gross und Klein) – review

Refresh and try again. Now it arrives in a crisp new Martin Crimp translation and an exciting Sydney Theatre Company production that yields a tumultuous performance from Cate Blanchett and is met with wild enthusiasm.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. At the same time, Strauss bohho a satiric portrait of our grossly materialist society and asks why any sane person would want to be part of it. I read many more books than I write about here at Vertigo. Psychologically, the play is an acute study of a chattering, cock-eyed optimist who is too good for the world she inhabits.


Dedebe is currently reading it Dec 13, Thanks for telling us about the problem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. We see her fight, have a piece of wood smashed over her head and bleed in intimate places.

Want to Read saving…. Open to the public M When Botho Strauss’s play was first seen in Britain in it was greeted with boos and mass walkouts on its pre-West End tour.

Theatre Cate Blanchett Martin Crimp reviews. Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Retrieved from ” https: It follows a woman, Lotte, who travels through Germany and seeks human connections, but is unsuccessful as every person she encounters is locked xmall his own world.

Theatre in Germany in the s and sedited by W. Bibliography Photography-embedded Literature — The s: I loved Lotte’s journey, she was a beautiful narrator. From tohe was a critic and editorial journalist for the journal Theater nad Theater Today.

This version used a newly-commissioned English translation from by the British playwright Martin Crimp. This single location in All: T he good news, for fans of genuine deserve-it A-list celebrities or more importantly simply good acting, is that Cate Blanchett is beyond terrific.

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