The Second Life of Tatenberg Camp [La Seconde existence du camp de Tatenberg]

Author(s): Armand Gatti
Ilya Moissevitch, who travels with a fair and owns a musical robot, is a survivor of the fictional concentration camp Tatenberg. Also a member of the fiar is Hildegarde Frolick, whose husband was a German soldier executed for desertion. In her puppet theatre, she presents versions of her husband’s death. The play also focuses on Moissevitch’s confusion regarding the events in Tatenberg, his guilt as a survivor, and the continuing impact of the fictional camp experiences on his life.
Format: Drama
Notes:

For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 309–317.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Théâtre des Célestines, Lyon, April 13, 1962. Theatre Garage, Geneva, Switzerland, 1993, directed by Eric Salama.
Nationality of Author: French
Original Language: French
Publisher:

Armand Gatti: Three Plays published by Sheffield Academic Press (Bloomsbury), 2000.

Production Rights Holder:

See armandgatti.org

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