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Karl Kraus: "The last days of mankind" with Martin Ploderer

08.11.2018 13:00 - 14:30
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The year 2018 is marked by commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. For this reason, Austrian actor Martin Ploderer will on 8 November 2018 read excerpts from Karl Kraus’ apocalyptic drama „Die letzten Tage der Menschheit“ (The last days of mankind) in the library of the Council of the EU’S translation service. Written between 1915 and 1922, the drama consists of 220 short scenes which paint a panoramic picture of the war with over 500 different characters leading mankind into the abyss through lies, hypocrisy and propaganda.

For Martin Ploderer – as for Karl Kraus – language plays a special role. It is a matter of personal concern for him to share his love and respect for language with his audience, to sensitise them or to reinforce an already existing sensitivity.  The audience can therefore expect a reading that will fill Karl Kraus' epic work with life and make its voice heard.

Council of the European Union, LEX Building
Library of the Translation Service
Rue de la Loi 145
1000 Brüssel


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