There have always been kings AND queens

Lecture Performance

Duration: 55 min


Written and performed by: Marie Schleef

This lecture performance is based on my diploma thesis focusing on the lack of female voices and female writers in the German speaking theater canon.

Following Virginia Woolf’s account of Shakespeare fictional sister Judith, the rediscovery of the first novelist Aphra Behn and the first ever German playwright Hrotsvitha von Gandersheim, the performance addresses the missing female gaze in the German theater canon and brings invisible women to the surface.


– November 7th, 2019: “Ernst Busch” Academy of Dramatic Arts, Berlin

– January 25th, 2020: symposium „performances von [weiblichkeit] in den darstellenden künsten“, University of the Arts, Berlin

– October 3rd, 2020: Kosmos Theater Wien, SWTT #3 | STAY WITH THE TROUBLE!, Real Life Edition #3

– October 20th, 2020: “Ernst Busch” Academy of Dramatic Arts, Berlin, orientation week (via Zoom)


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