Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome Ein Shakespearekommentar

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Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome Ein Shakespearekommentar is a play by Heiner Müller (1929-1995)[1].

Also found written as Anatomie Titus / Fall of Rome, Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome - Ein Shakespearekommentar or Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome. Ein Shakespearekommentar

The original text

First performed in Bochum, East Germany, in February 1985.

Translations and adaptations

Translated from the German into Afrikaans as Anatomie Titus / Fall of Rome by Arnold Blumer.

Translated into English by Julian Hammond

Translated into French by Jean-Louis Besson and Jean Jourdheuil in 2001.

A production, directed for German television by Andreas Morell, of Heiner Müller’s play was first staged at the Kammerspiele, Munich in 2003 and directed by Johan Simons with André Jung as Titus.

In 2009, Brigitte Maria Mayer, an artistic photographer and Heiner Müller’s last wife, adapted Müller’s 1985 play as a "film installation", featuring their daughter Anna Müller as "Lavinia" and Jeanne Moreau as "Tamora".

Performance history in South Africa

1986: The first South African production was done in Afrikaans by CAPAB, opening 3 November 1986, directed by Marthinus Basson, with a cast that included David Clatworthy, Mark Hoeben, Neels Coetzee, Johan Esterhuizen, Lionel Newton, Jamie Bartlett, Edward Turner, Susan Dall, David Butler, Robert Finlayson, Leslie Fong, Marion Holm, Antoinette Kellermann, Claire Berlein, Willie Fritz, Gustav Geldenhuys, Fiona Coyne. Lighting by Pieter de Swardt. Music by Johan Cloete and Peri Lykiardopoulos.

1987: The same production presented at the National Arts Festival, July 1987.


Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome theatre programme, 1986.

Miguel Ramalhete Gomes. 2012. 'The Artwork on Exhibit Runs About': Brigitte Maria Mayer’s Filmic Adaptation of Heiner Müller’s Anatomie Titus Fall of Rome. In: Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, Volume: 158: Relational Designs in Literature and the Arts (pages: 71–83)[DOI:]

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