East and West meet on stage, but fail to unite
'The Trojan Women,' a Jewish-Arab-Japanese adaptation of the classical play, provokes high expectations. So why does it lose altitude almost from the very start?
One of the most powerful experiences for me as a spectator in the theater is the one before the start of the performance itself. This is the moment when it is still everything it could be. Everything for which its creators planned, hoped and worked. You can pick up the program and read, usually in impressive detail, about who the doers are and what they have done until now and how far their reputation has spread...
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