“The Misanthrope” at the Vienna Burgtheater: Kušej gives the finger – culture

In the run-up to this premiere there was a bit of a theater scandal smell. Word had gotten around that Martin Kušej would also rely on olfactory stimuli in his production of Molière’s “The Misanthrope”; the whole theater would stink of manure. Shortly before the performance begins, the mood in the stalls is correspondingly nervous. “It could be that I’m leaving,” a premiere visitor announced to the person sitting next to her as a precaution. And in order to somehow arm themselves, many women, at least in the immediate vicinity of the reviewer, applied an overdose of perfume. That’s why Joop! and Chanel as dung and manure in the air. False alarm? Wait.

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