„The Judith of Shimoda“
by Bertolt Brecht
based on a play by Yamamoto Yuzo
in collaboration with Hella Wuolijoki
reconstruction of a production by Hans Peter Neureuter
theter ensemble (Augsburg)
Every story has its own heroes – but what happens to the heroes and heroines after their seemingly glorious and selfless actions? In “The Judith of Shimoda” – based on a play by Yamamoto Yuzo in collaboration with Hella Wuolijoki – Brecht turns to this very question: in the mid-19th century, singer and geisha Okichi succeeds in preventing the shelling of the port city of Shimoda by the USA and in appeasing the American consul. She may only have wanted to save her hometown, but she paid a high price for doing so.
The theter ensemble takes on the reconstructed play version with a Brechtian background story, narrates and discusses the tragic case of the Japanese heroine in Augsburg’s City Club, and raises the issue of social responsibility.
Camera & Editing:
Scenery & Costumes:
Franziska Rosenbaum, Daria Welsch, Luisa Paulin, Ana Stankovic, Baris Kirat