Roland Schimmelpfennig is the most performed contemporary German playwright. This collection demonstrates the breadth and formal innovation of his writing.
The Animal Kingdom depicts the unremitting battle for human survival in a merciless environment: the theatre.
Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God has been likened to a post-colonial Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Here two doctors who have returned from Africa reveal the true cost of their failure to combat a terrible and frightening disease.
Idomeneus is a narrative play written for a large chorus which re-tells the classical Idomeneus myth in contemporary terms; a fractured, mythic tidal wave, brought to life with astounding theatricality by an ensemble of storytellers.
A small narrative piece, The Four Points of the Compass is an urban fable of crossed destinies and uncanny coincidences and a compelling contemporary tale of lust for life and the fragility of existence.
Award-winning playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig is one of the most exciting voices in European drama. He has worked as a journalist, translator and dramaturg, and his plays have been successfully produced in over forty countries. The Golden Dragon was the German critics’ Play of the Year in 2010 and is published by Oberon Books. Oberon also publishes Schimmelpfennig’s Arabian Night and The Woman Before, while his other works include Push Up 1-3, The Child Who Could Fly, Here I Am and Winter Solstice.