Prinz Friedrich von Homburg (The Prince of Homburg)
"Is it a dream?" – "A dream, what else." Four months before Heinrich von Kleist took his own life on the banks of the Wannsee at the age of 34, he completed his final play, "The Prince of Homburg". As both hero and anti-hero, Homburg tries to keep up with a society unable to understand him from the start. Where this society demands form, discipline and devotion, Homburg dreams of freedom, love and death.
The play ends like it began: Homburg dreams. Distraught? Domesticated? Or broken? For centuries, generations of scholars and theatre makers have been exploring Kleist’s masterpiece – undoubtedly written by a young author in an exceptional state.
Casts & Staff
- Director: Claus Peymann
- Set and Costume Designer: Achim Freyer
- Lighting Designer: Ulrich Eh, Achim Freyer
- Dramatic Advisor: Jutta Ferbers, Sarah Thielen