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Director Breth leads workshops, Sept. 25-27

Andrea Breth, one of Europe's most celebrated and innovative theater directors, will lead workshops on acting and directing Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 25-27.

The German-born Breth is resident director at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Austria, which has presented many of her famous productions, including Schiller’s "Don Carlos and Maria Stuart," Lessing's "Emilia Galotti" and Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." She has won numerous awards, including the Fritz Kortner Prize in 1987 and the Nestroy Prize for Best Director in 2003. She is a member of the Academy of Performing Arts in Frankfurt and of the Academy of the Arts in Berlin.

At Princeton, she is one of four Whitney J. Oates Fellows in the Council of the Humanities, hosted by the Department of German. The following events, which are open to the public, have been organized as part of her visit to campus:

• "Making Opera: A Conversation With Andrea Breth " at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in 102 Woolworth Center of Musical Studies, sponsored by the Department of Music.

• "How to Direct a Classic " at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Berlind Theatre Rehearsal Room, sponsored by the Program in Theater and Dance.

• A screening of "Emilia Galotti " (in German) at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Mathey-Rockefeller College theater, sponsored by the Department of German.

• "A Discussion With Andrea Breth" at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in 205 East Pyne, sponsored by the Department of German.

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