"tz-Rose" for Michael Ende Exhibition
During his lifetime he collected plenty of prizes and awards, but now Michael Ende has another one to add to his name: Under the direction of AVA International the Deutsches Theatermuseum Munich shows currently the exhibition “Michael Ende. Magische Welten” (Magical Worlds). The presentation about Ende’s life and work is dedicated first and foremost to a lesser-known aspect: to the renowned writer’s work in the fields of theatre and film. All the more the responsible curators are happy to hear that the exhibition has been awarded the tz-Rose of the week by the Munich daily paper tz. “What the Theatermuseum has arranged over three floors are live-in books, a novel that can be entered, a virtual stage for all senses: seeing, listening and touching, everything is allowed, and the subjects of the books will even be used as a base for arts, crafts and games. […] At its centre is the visual experience, which is created according to the realm of Phantásia”, writes tz.
Using the same fantastic principles, the accompanying book Michael Ende. Magische Welten (Magic Worlds) – written by Roman Hocke and Uwe Neumahr – was created. It has been published by Henschel Verlag. Lavishly illustrated with imaginary pictures, the book tells us for the first time about Ende’s life as an actor and playwright. It introduces Ende’s theatrical work, his dramas and scenes, plays for puppet theatres and opera libretti in a comprehensive fashion and also delves into the novels and their film adaptations. With numerous, so far unpublished texts and photographs from the author’s estate and private archives.