Die Soldaten captures the spirit of the late 20th-century Zeitgeist
Saturday 16 November 1996
An often savage, yet touching, contemporary allegory, Die Soldaten captures much of the spirit of the late 20th-century zeitgeist. With its overlayed cross-cultural frames of reference and multi-levelled collage framework, staging it will prove hazardous enough. But what about conducting it? "Rhythm and changing rhythm" could prove difficult according to Howarth. He also points to the importance of "maintaining the beat clearly, and making sure everyone scattered across the length and breadth of the Coliseum can see it."
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