Dea Loher: Unschuld [Innocence] (3934 words)


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German playwright Dea Loher’s Unschuld (2003; Innocence, 2004) is a highly acclaimed drama dealing with the enormous everyday life challenges of people living at the periphery of modern Western societies. This profoundly pessimistic play revolutionizes existing theater forms in its 19 scenes by combining various theatrical and multimedia representation techniques such as non-dramatic monologues and video clips.

Loher began writing the commissioned play Innocence for the renowned Thalia Theater in Hamburg in summer 2002. Director Andreas Kriegenburg, with whom Loher had worked on previous plays, agreed to stage the premiere. When Kriegenburg finally received the text in spring 2003, he had …

Citation: Yang, Peter J.. "Unschuld". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2017 [, accessed 27 November 2022.]

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