The Landestheater Tübingen has grandly brought the novel Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift to the stage in 2023.
The announcement for it reads as follows:
When a man goes on a journey, he can tell a tale – and meets all kinds of funny characters. The hair-raising adventures of the English ship’s doctor and captain Lemuel Gulliver are striking proof of this. He finds himself on the island of Lilliput, inhabited by dwarves, and in Brobdingnag, the land of giants. He finds himself on the flying island of Laputa, whose inhabitants strive for pure knowledge, and among the Houyhnhnms, a clever and virtuous horse people who keep wild humans as slaves. Gulliver survives mutinies, puts out fires, witnesses the most outlandish customs, and learns the most bizarre tongue twister names. Above all, however, he encounters the most diverse forms of social coexistence, in the mirror of which the idea of humans as the crown of creation is somewhat put into perspective.
And this is where we come in:
For the play, 100 origami houses and ships were folded from our M1 standard flame-retardant paper.
The result was not only impressive, especially since the theater people and the pyrotechnicians were really challenged with a burning castle. Fire protection was also always guaranteed :)
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