Event The Last Days of Mankind
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Venue La Mama, Carlton, VIC
Umbrella Event Melbourne Fringe Festival 2004
First Date 15 September 2004
Last Date 26 September 2004
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional cooperative
World Premiere No
Description Created by Austrian playwright Karl Kraus during World War I 'The Last Days of Mankind' was an 800 page play with more than 500 characters . It has been translated into contemporary English and brought to Australian stages by Austrian actor and Bruny Island resident Justus Neumann, who came to Australia from Vienna in 1987. He says it is his contribution to the anti war effort.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Adaptation
One Person Show
Subjects Humanity
Political
Satire
War
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Justus Neumann Actor
Justus Neumann Adaptor
Hanspeter Horner Director
Daniel Schlusser Director
Joseph Hartman Dramaturg
Eva Schwing Dramaturg
Niklas Pajanti Lighting Designer
Gerhard Gruber Musical Director
Julius Schwing Musical Director
Julius Schwing Musician
Karl Kraus Playwright
Matthew Lillas Translator
Justus Neumann Translator
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Austria
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Melbourne Fringe Festival 2004
AusStage Submit Form
Press Release
Review
Event Identifier 65940