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Reading Time


Once a month, ensemble members of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg read at the Stadtbücherei, offering an exciting literary addition to our programme with free admission.

In keeping with the production of the Junges Theater, Lisa Förster reads the novella »Clothes make the Man« from Gottfried Keller's cycle »Die Leute von Seldwyla«. A poor tailor passing through a small town is mistaken for a wealthy count because of his splendid coat. How long can the false game be maintained? The story with the proverbial title humorously illuminates the relationship between deception and reality, appearance and reality, and the question of one's own identity.

As part of the International Weeks against Racism, Marie Dziomber will read from the famous novel »The Colour Purple« by the US author Alice Walker. The book deals with the living conditions of African-American women in the southern states of the USA at the beginning of the 20th century. Through the form of the epistolary novel, Walker succeeds in getting the reader to identify with the main character Celie without forcing her on them. »The Colour Purple« won the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, became an international bestseller and was made into a film by Stephen Spielberg in 1985.

In cooperation with the Stadtbücherei Heidelberg