War Horse: the play to end all wars?

Morpurgo cried when German cast members sang him one of the songs from the show, over the phone, in German


….for the play to go now to Berlin, where it is currently in rehearsals with a German cast, is truly momentous, and timely, too. A hundred years since Germans soldiers marched away to fight in France and Belgium, since British soldiers went across the Channel to confront them, a hundred years after the beginning of arguably the most terrible of all wars, “the war to end all wars”, in which over 10 million soldiers on all sides perished, and 10 million horses too, a British play about the First World War will be performed in Berlin by German actors, a play which is above all about our universal longing for peace and reconciliation. It will be playing in England and Germany at the same time.

extract taken from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/10321045/War-Horse-the-play-to-end-all-wars.html


About La (Paula) Mor

La (Paula) Mór is a theatre teacher and director. She has taught and directed in the UK and internationally for 20+ years, both at Secondary and University level. La is currently working on Jeju Island in South Korea at Branksome Hall Asia where she develops original, contemporary theatre with her students and continues research into the applications of the Viewpoints in Theatre Education. La has been trained in Anne Bogart's 9 Viewpoints by SITI Theatre Company and Zen Zen Zo and delivers international Viewpoints training to young people, undergraduates, performers and lecturers. Academic background: BA(Hons) Bristol University; PGCE Leeds University; MA Applied Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama.

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