Faust without words

Zhu Ying
The mime "Faust Without Words" will be staged at the Majestic Theater as part of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival.
Zhu Ying

The mime “Faust Without Words” will be staged at Majestic Theater on Sunday as part of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival.

Produced by Theaterzirkus Dresden, the play tells Goethe’s magnum opus through body language. The well-known legend is about Faust who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life. He makes a deal with devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and pleasures.

In the original version, “Faust” is a tragedy. However, this mime will end in farce.

“Actually, the mime faced a big challenge in Germany at the very beginning because Goethe’s language is the highlight of the play but we just remove it,” said Tom Quaas, director of the show.

“However, the mime allows people who haven’t read the literature to have a better understanding of the story. Besides, the mime can be performed around the world without the language barrier.”

Performance detail

Date: November 10, 7:30pm

Tickets: 80-880 yuan

Venue: Majestic Theater

Address: 66 Jiangning Rd

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