Ravenhill's play was originally co-commissioned by the Royal Court in London and the Schaubühne theatre in Berlin, and was meant to be about something closer to home. "They thought I would write something about the fall of Thatcherism, the fall of Blairism, blah blah blah," Ravenhill says. "But then I thought, if you talk about collapsing ideologies, the German situation is so much starker. The changes in German history over the last 100 years are so massive; English history doesn't really have anything to compare."Over There is at The Royal Court Theatre in London until 21 March.
Monday, March 09, 2009
In The Guardian, Philip Oltermann talks to Guild Member Mark Ravenhill about his new play, Over There.