Schauspielhaus Hamburg in co-production with Salzburger Festspiele '99
SCHLACHTEN! is the German version of Ten Oorlog
text: tom lanoye
adaptation: tom lanoye, luk perceval
translators: rainer kersten and klaus reichert
dramaturgy: hans van dam, luc joosten, wilfried schulz
Rather seldomly a theatreproduction has been praised more than Ten Oorlog / Schlachten. It played for mass audiences, the booklet entered the Book Top Ten and the production won lots of prizes in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany... Dutch magazine 'Vrij Nederland' wrote: "The engine of Ten Oorlog has been fuelled by language. Lanoye preludes Shakespeare's texts as if he were a well known pianist playing with compositions of master composers." The text booklet contains the entire text on which the 10-hour play was based.