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Big and Little has 10 ratings and 1 review. Liza said: A very bizarre mad story with a strong female lead. I loved Lotte’s journey, she was a beautiful n. Botho Strauss’s ”Big and Little/ Scenes,” presented in an uncut three- hour version at the C.S.C., is a nonlinear but consequential tour of. Gross und klein (Big and small) by Botho Strauss, English text by Martin Crimp: Sydney Theatre Co. Also Titled. Sydney Theatre Company plays

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Bltho are commenting using your Twitter account. It would be all too easy to describe it as a study in postwar alienation. She is, always, emotionally far too open, too honest, too direct, too funny, too desperate. Tags Botgo are tags? Smaragd7 rated it really liked it Jan 28, Fine, much of it is admittedly mad absurdist German 70s playwright soliloquising — yet she delivers strwuss with such confidence and humour, her breaths swooping and dying but every single pointed, angry or delighted line being nailed just-so, that from here on in you actually forgive much of the play and simply marvel at being in the presence of a bona fide stage star.

The play is a station drama in ten scenes. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Gross and Klein (Big and Small)

We all, all of us bourgeoisie — in this way the play is relatively ageless, it becoming quite possible to ignore the overtones of the year of its writing and acknowledge a simple straues condition — know someone bohto that: Was the narrative as gripping as the direction and acting craft? This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Theatre in Germany in the s and sedited by W. It is, however, Blanchett who will long be remembered for her moving passage from a figure of bounding, irrepressible energy to one shrouded in silence like a Samuel Beckett character staring into the abyss. Cate Blanchett’s top 10 screen roles. So Lotte dances, she dances madly and she dances beautifully, and smll flirts and she coos and she laughs and, oh so seldom but so necessarily, this fine production catches Blanchett’s not imperfect golden face in seconds of sublime misery.


Sydney Theatre Company, [] Physical Description 1 v. Mathias marked it as to-read Dec 02, Suffice to say that Cate’s Lotte, rejected by her husband, ends up being rejected in turn by just about everyone else she turns to for solace, or even company, or even human empathy. Actually, the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Big and Small Gross und Kleinfrom the smaol original by Botho Strauss, is much better than the above paragraph sounds.

T he good news, for fans of genuine deserve-it A-list celebrities or more importantly simply good acting, is that Cate Blanchett is beyond terrific. Email required Address never made public. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

She skips, she sprawls, she teeters and pirouettes and manages to imbue a simple walk across the stage with, depending on mood, exuberant gaucheness or filigreed elegance. Psychologically, the play is an btoho study of a chattering, cock-eyed optimist who is too good for the world she inhabits. Adding to the intrigue was the extraordinary set. Big and Little German: Show 25 25 50 All.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Strzuss rated it it was amazing Jan 03, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I read many more books than I write about here at Vertigo. Matthew Leichenger rated it really liked it Oct 26, Not least at the end, when she attends a doctor’s waiting room only to watch each of the other expectant patients called before her, leaving with soft glances backwards: Lotte keeps fiddling with her underwear, as she yearns for the men to join her upstairs.


From tohe was a critic and editorial journalist for the journal Theater heute Theater Today. At the very end, even her slouching exhaustion by life has an energy to it.

One Comment Post a comment. Not in my view. A very bizarre mad story with a strong female lead.

Madelaine marked it as to-read Jul 10, At least it will be easy stdauss pack the set into a shipping container when it tours Europe. Mathews rated it liked it Mar 08, Login to add to list. After his first attempt as a writer, a Gorky adaptation for the screen, he decided to live and work as a writer.

And if ever a play needed a virtuoso performance, this is it.

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They were applauding the realisation that sometimes, just sometimes, a person truly deserves to be a star. Refresh and try again. Aboriginal Australians — Drama. Oryx added it Aug 04, To ask other readers questions about Big and Littleplease sign up.

And they weren’t, trust me, applauding a Hollywood star.

Big and Small (Gross und Klein) at Barbican, Seven magazine review – Telegraph

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Freek Duinhof marked it as to-read Sep 09, The bad news is that you would have to do that, just to see this tour de force from Ms Blanchett: Sophia Galanaki marked it as to-read Dec 01, Sometimes it was just a phone box — or a few chairs, or part of a wall. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.