Originally from Germany, Dr. Schreyer Duarte has made a name for herself as a dramaturg in Toronto while also transitioning into directing in the past ten years. Her current production, a contemporary interpretation of Lessing’s Nathan the Wise, is part of the 2019 Stratford Festival. Dr. Schreyer Duarte will discuss how she and her team approached the “staging of the other” in this 18th-century play from Germany, performed in today’s Canada, that reflects on the common humanity that unites us all.
This event is FREE and open to ALL.
Presented by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies in cooperation with the Department of Communication Arts.
Learn more about Nathan the Wise
- Nathan the Wise was performed in 2016 in New York with F. Murray Abraham in the title role. The version used, an adaptaion by Edward Kemp, is the same version that will be performed in Stratford. Read the review from The New York Times.
- The Goethe-Institut Toronto recently published a blogpost on a 1921 film version of the play.