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Simon Quaglio; THE MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart), Court- and Nationaltheatre Munich, 1818

Sarah Bernhardt as TOSCA, Photo: Nadar, Paris 1887

Leo Pasetti: Scetch for set-decoration for SALOME (Strauss), National Theatre Munich, 1922

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Brecht), Photo: Hildegard Steinmetz, Kammerspiele, Munich 1950

THE BATTLE OF THE TEUTOBURG FOREST (Kleist), Photo: Abisag Tuellmann, 1982

Special exhibition THE BALLETS RUSSES, 2009, first hall at the ground floor

Museum entrance

Reading room at the library

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Galeriestraße 4 a
80539 München

089/2106910
http://www.deutschestheatermuseum.de
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Gallery Hours

Nur bei Sonderausstellungen: Di.-So. 10.00-16.00 Fotosammlung: Di. 10.00-12.00, Do 14.00-16.00 Präsenzbibliothek: Di. u. Do. 10.00-12.00 u. 13.30-16.00 Alle weiteren Sammlungen nur n. Vereinb.
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The Theatre Museum is a site for collective discussion of cultural-historical memories. It preserves and connects cultural reminiscences, which are made accessible to the public through exhibits and publications.
The diverse schedule of events provides the opportunity to meet with great stage personalities like Maria Callas, Gustav Mahler, Dieter Dorn and his ensemble, the Ballets Russes or Rainer Werner Fassbinder; plus it presents great show topics like "350 Years of Opera in Munich" or "The Birth of Theatre". 
The Theatre Museum does not devote itself only to Munich’s theatre history. It reaches throughout Germany and documents the various connections between theatres in Europe with the numerous artistic and historical aspects. In all the collection holds about 250,000 graphic brochures and approximately 500,000 autographs (manuscripts). For Baroque alone the German Theatre Museum retains a comprehensive collection of original graphic works. The most valuable holdings in the library go back to Renaissance times. In addition, this world’s largest collection of stage photography includes some of the earliest photos.

The actress Clara Ziegler established the collection of the German Theatre Museum in 1909 by donating her villa on the English Garden.  She included her substantial, self-earned wealth and personal collection for the interior of the German Theatre Museum which opened in 1910.  The collection documents the contacts and network of theatrical and artistic events in Germany and Europe. A central goal lies in the awareness of the spirit of theatre. The value of archiving and displaying cultural events and memories represents an important contribution. Since 1953 the museum has been housed in the northern gallery branch of the Royal Garden (north of the Residence).

Deutsches Theatermuseum
Faust Worlds. Goethe's drama on the stage
02.03.2018 - 02.09.2018

who – where – what – three questions for everyone planning to stage Faust. Who is playing the principal roles of Faust, Mephisto and Gretchen? And is the existing ensemble large and diverse enough to fill all the other roles? Where and at which venues does the drama unfold? Striking features of Goethe’s Faust are the various scene changes, such as heaven, the cramped study, the open landscape in front of the town gate ... How can this be achieved on stage? Theatre producers find some of the answers in technical developments, although they are also particularly linked to aesthetic trends, fantasy, and the world outlook of directors and their stage designers. What is being performed? This is a question indeed in connection with this iconic text of Goethe. Role portrayals and historical sound recordings together with stage concepts, which can be experienced in a parcours through original models, directors’ scripts and much more, illustrate the diversity of creative answers that have been found during the course of the production history up to the present day. Experience the Faust Worlds at the German Theatre Museum.

03.03.18 14:00
Deutsches Theatermuseum

Faust- Festival: Faust-Welten – Goethes Drama auf der Bühne


Wer – wo – was? – Drei Fragen für jeden, der "Faust" auf die Bühne bringen will. Wer spielt Faust, Mephisto, Gretchen? Wo wird gespielt? Wie können die rasanten Ortswechsel in Goethes "Faust" realisiert werden? Was wird gespielt? Eine Frage – selbst in Zusammenhang mit diesem ikonischen Text. Die kreativen Antworten, die es in der Inszenierungsgeschichte bis heute gibt, zeigt die Ausstellung im Deutschen Theatermuseum.

 



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

 

Sprache: deutsch

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04.03.18 12:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
18.03.18 12:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
25.03.18 13:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
08.04.18 13:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
15.04.18 12:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
19.04.18 19:00
Deutsches Theatermuseum

Faust-Festival: Gefühl ist alles ... Faust vs Faust.


Die Schauspieler Stefan Hunstein und Dirk Diekmann haben beide in vielbeachteten "Faust"-Inszenierungen die Titelrolle mit ihren Untiefen und Abgründen verkörpert. Mit ihrer Lust an der prallen, sinnlichen Dichtung Goethes wagen die beiden Protagonisten erneut die Konfiguration hin zu der Figur und untersuchen im rezitierenden Zwiegespräch den mephistophelischen Anteil an der faustischen Selbstvernichtung.

 



Veranstaltungstyp: Sonstiges

 

Sprache: deutsch

https://faust.muenchen.de/programm/termin/gefuehl-ist-alles-faust-vs-faust/190420181900.html?tx_faustimporter_detail%5BbackPid%5D=33&cHash=d7c41bbff4df82af31bea0413dba3670
29.04.18 12:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
30.04.18 19:00
Deutsches Theatermuseum

Faust-Festival: Walpurgisnacht - Ausstellungs-Nacht-Öffnung


Erleben Sie die "Faust-Welten" im Deutschen Theatermuseum zu dieser außergewöhnlichen Abendöffnung ab 19:00 Uhr. Das spezielle Programm dazu wird im Februar 2018 bekannt gegeben.

 



Veranstaltungstyp: Sonstiges

 

Sprache: deutsch

https://faust.muenchen.de/programm/termin/walpurgisnacht-ausstellungs-nacht-oeffnung/300420181900/0005.html?tx_faustimporter_detail%5BbackPid%5D=33&cHash=3ff5bdc1157e7794fc81b153ae6010e4
27.05.18 12:30
Deutsches Theatermuseum

From Heaven through the world to hell - Raise the curtain!


Guided tours with Anette Spieldiener.

The Faust of Goethe is a wanderer, a traveler in diverse worlds. He wanders through "the minor and the great world", escapes again and again from the narrowness of his existence to imaginary journeys and looking back sums up "I have only run through the world." Anette Spieldiener, M.A. of theatre studies, takes you on a time journey to exciting stopovers of the more than 180 years old history of productions in Munich of the Opus Magnum by Goethe: The architectural sceneries of Angelo Quaglio, the "magic mania" of the theatre of illusion in the 1890 years with machines for rain and rainbows, The "Faust" of 1908 in a relief stage in contrary to the priniciple of box stages and for the first time with the "Satanic Mass" from the Paralipomena, set in scene at the inauguration of the Munich Künstlertheater, ending with the "Faust" by Dieter Dorn and the actual "Faust" production by Martin Kusej.



Veranstaltungstyp: Themenführung

Meeting point: at the museums foyer around 15 minutes before the start

Sprache: deutsch

E-Mail www.faustfestival.com
Angebote des Museumspädagogischen Zentrums (MPZ)
Familien- und Ferienaktionen, Geburtstage für Kinder und Jugendliche im Museum, Veröffentlichungen, Programme für Klassen aller Schularten und Jahrgangsstufen und Kindertagesstätten, Fortbildungen

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