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"Nothing was done to us - we were simply placed in a complete void, and everyone knows that nothing on earth exerts such pressure on the human soul as a void."

Duende Tiyatro is adapting 'The Royal Game' (the last work of Austrian author Stefan Zweig who took his life in 1942 in Brasil where he was residing as a refugee) with a contemporary interpretation.  

The play investigates the inner world of Dr. B, a character who has been imprisoned in a hotel room during World War II, through movement as well as the text. 

Zweig questions the similarities of fascism between a personal level, in the context of two persons, and a sociological level, in the context of millions of people lead to misery. 

A ship sailing to Buenos Aires from New York

A world champion of chess

A story teller that is curious about the champion

A greedy businessman

Dr. B.

And only one actress on stage...


Novel: Stefan Zweig

Director and Actress: İpek Taşdan

Movement Direction: Beliz Demircioğlu

Music Director: Alican Kargın

Production Design: İpek Taşdan- Müge Erarslan

Director Assistant: Melis Bektaş

Photographs: Murat Dürüm

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