"Texts that are sometimes too big for the theater"
Nestroy Prize: Handke for the work of his life, Peters and Simonischek awarded for the best actor.
"You're unmatched, and sometimes your lyrics are just too big for the theater, but in the end!" With these words, the actor Klaus Maria Brandauer honored the poet Peter Handke, honored for the work of his life on Saturday with the 19th prize of the Nestroy Theater Prize at the Theater an der Wien. In his speech, the 75-year-old asks for the theater to return to the things that distinguish it: "Language, confrontation, rhythm". As the representative of the next generation of playwrights, Ferdinand Schmalz was honored for the best game. The 33-year-old Styrian, who had contact with the theater as a student in Admont in Linni Phnix, received an award for his hofmanist painting "everyone (dying)", which premiered at Burgtheater.
Repeatedly nominated, Peter Simonischek could not accept his first Trophe as the best actor because he had to stand on the stage as a result of changing the picture. The representative thanked his son Benedikt, on the back of his speech with the capital letters "Finally!" read. Simonischek was honored for his beloved Patriarch Afzal in the performance of the Theater Theater "Who and What" by Ayad Akhtar.
A member of the Burgtheater Caroline Peters won the award for the best actress. Her roles in "Hotel Strindberg" by Simon Stone & # 39; and brought her the title of "Actresses of the Year" in the review of the magazine Theater heute. He currently performs in the comedy "The First Name" by Snoga Wortmann in the cinema.
The German director Ulrich Rasche landed the double. The best performance in German was given to his spectacular staging of Aeschylus' Persians at the Salzburg festival. Already in 2017, his production Mnchner "The Ruber" was praised in this category.
Nestroy was awarded the German actress Drte Lyssewski for the best supporting role. She was honored for her Annemarie Krause in the theater production "Before Sunrise" by Mhlviertlers Ewald Palmetshofer by Gerhart Hauptmann. The cultural journalist Karin Kathrein (80) was also honored. After 19 years, she resigned from chairing the Nestroy jury and received the honorary Nestroy.
Nestroy Awards 2018
Lifetime achievement: Peter Handke
Best song: Ferdinand Schmalz for "everyone (dies)", Burgtheater
Best amenities: Alice Babidge for "Hotel Strindberg" (Akademietheater)
Best actress: Caroline Peters at the Strindberg Hotel
Best actor: Peter Simonischek in "The Who and the What"
Best representation of supporting role: Drte Lyssewski in "Before Sunrise" (Akademitheater)
Best director: Dusan David Parizek for "Before Sunrise"
Best performance in the country: "Ivanov" A. Chekhov, directed by Mateja Koleznik, Stadttheater Klagenfurt
Best performance in German-speaking countries: "Persians" by Aeschylus, director: Ulrich Rasche, Salzburg Festival / Schauspiel Frankfurt
Audience award: Nikolaus Habjan
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