Big and Little has 10 ratings and 1 review. Liza said: A very bizarre mad story with a strong female lead. I loved Lotte’s journey, she was a beautiful n. Botho Strauss’s ”Big and Little/ Scenes,” presented in an uncut three- hour version at the C.S.C., is a nonlinear but consequential tour of. Gross und klein (Big and small) by Botho Strauss, English text by Martin Crimp: Sydney Theatre Co. Also Titled. Sydney Theatre Company plays

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Jeff Stautz marked it as to-read Jul 11, After his first attempt as a writer, a Gorky adaptation for the screen, he decided to live and work as a writer. When Botho Strauss’s play was first seen in Britain in it was greeted with boos and mass walkouts on its pre-West End tour.

Subjects Strauss, Botho, With a Der Spiegel essay, “Anschwellender Bocksgesang” “Swelling He-Goat Strasus 1] ,[2] a critical examination of modern civilisation, he triggered a major political controversy as his conservative politics was anathema to many. Lotte suffers from moments of inarticulation that Blanchett pulls off with stunning eloquence as she suddenly erupts into stammering, wordless speech or spasmodic, liberating dance steps.

Lists What are lists? But it is well-nigh impossible to tear one’s eyes from Cate Blanchett, right from the opener, as she sits, smoking, on stage, gazing at us, soliloquising at us.

Languages Deutsch Svenska Edit links. Christine rated it it was amazing Jun bbotho, Amy marked it as to-read Nov 18, Thoma marked it as to-read Oct 29, The Play That Goes Wrong. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.


Gross and Klein (Big and Small)

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The bad news is that you would have to do that, just to see this tour de force from Ms Blanchett: They stgauss applauding the realisation that sometimes, just sometimes, a person truly deserves to be a star.

A very bizarre mad story with a strong female lead. We all, all of us bourgeoisie — in this way the play is relatively ageless, it becoming quite possible to ignore the overtones of the year of its writing and acknowledge a simple human condition — know someone like that: This version sgrauss a newly-commissioned English translation from by the British playwright Martin Crimp. Bibliography Photo-Embedded Literature — Loading comments… Trouble loading?

The only thing big about Big and Little is its pretentiousness; everything else, except its length, is little. She skips, she sprawls, she teeters and pirouettes and manages to imbue a simple walk across the stage with, depending on mood, exuberant gaucheness or filigreed elegance.

One minute she is dancing and tearing around, waving her arms wildly. At times, the piece slips into a mechanical whimsy. Actually, it is about a woman who desperately wants to belong.

Perhaps its nihilism speaks to our own times, with our economy in tatters and our sense botgo the West is a spent force. Johannes Schutz, no less than a Professor of Sstrauss Design, put it together. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And if ever a play needed a virtuoso performance, this is it. So Lotte dances, she dances madly and she dances beautifully, and she flirts and she coos and she laughs and, oh so seldom but so necessarily, this fine production catches Blanchett’s not imperfect golden face in seconds of sublime misery.


As do all the ensemble performances by a frantically good Aussie cast.

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Mathews rated it liked it Mar 08, It would be all too easy to describe it as a study in postwar alienation. Adding to the intrigue was the extraordinary set. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Show 25 25 50 All. And it is good to see the play restored to life by a strong Australian company in which Anita Hegh, Belinda McClory and Chris Ryan all make their mark. Tim Auld wrote in The Daily Telegraph that the play is “about as bleak a two and three quarter hours as you’re likely to while away in the theatre”, but that “it does, however, offer that rarest of things in modern drama: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Big and Small – review

Notify me of new comments via email. Mathias marked it as to-read Dec 02, T he good news, for fans of genuine deserve-it A-list celebrities or more importantly simply good acting, is that Cate Blanchett is beyond terrific.

Theater programs — New South Wales — Sydney. Bibliography Photography-Embedded Literature Strauss may not have remained sufficiently resistant to the temptations of beautifully organised displays of despair, which can be as insincere as they are ostentatious. Open Preview See a Problem?