Alexander Widner

Jud Herzl
2 D, 7 H, Verwandlungsdek
UA: 26.01.1997 · Volkstheater, Wien · Directed by: Wolfgang Palka
Widner’s ability to develop historical material for the stage, in all its complexity, is once again proven in his depiction of the Jewish writer and political figure Theodor Herzl. With art and deft psychological feeling, he sketches out his decisive life events and historical background. “The play concentrates on Herzl’s idea of the State of Israel, on his opponents and followers.” (Widner) It is precisely through this – almost unemotional – focus that an atmosphere of quiet drama emerges.