Danton's Death 2014Theater / Amsterdam
13 February 2014, 8pm
About Danton's Death
Director Johan Simons returns to take on this classic by German playwright Georg Büchner.
Danton's Death highlights the showdown between the contrasting ideals of two thinkers behind the French Revolution, Georges Danton and Maximilien de Robespierre.
Set in the period between the first and second terrors during the French Revolution, the story traces the process of how the former friends become divided as to how the revolution should proceed.
After Danton creates the Revolutionary Tribunal, an office used to condemn those in the opposition to death without trial or evidence, he realises the magnitude of his error.
When Danton tries to end the Revolutionary Tribunal, Robspierre instead co-opts the office.
All photos by Jan Versweyveld
Danton's Death is a performance full of thought-provoking dialogues on power, violence and the role of responsibility in the pursuit of ideals.
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› Additional performances (with English surtitles) will take place on March 27 and April 10.