Thursday
Aug282014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe vs. Leo Tolstoy! August 28

SPECIAL!!  1 Day + 2 Dead Writers

Passersby can choose either

Goethe or Leo Tolstoy!

AUGUST 28, 2014

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE (1749-1832)


Location:   Downtown Asheville NC

        4:15pm - 5:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link 

 

or Haywood St near Malaprops map link
or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link
or near Wicked Weed & Mamacita's on Biltmore Ave map link


         7:30pm - 10:30pm

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link
or near Wicked Weed & Mamacita's on Biltmore Ave map link


(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)

 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of poetic works by this German writer, considered by just about everyone there is to be the greatest writer in the German language. The selection will then be read out loud to the Listener.

 

 

More information about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe can be found at Wikipedia. You can read some of his poems in English at Poetry in Translation and in the original German at Die Deutsche Gedichte Bibliothek and here with some dual English/German versions. You can read Faust in translation here.

 

 

“You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it never
Rises from the soul, and sways
The heart of every single hearer,
With deepest power, in simple ways.
You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,
Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,
Blowing on a miserable fire,
Made from your heap of dying ash.
Let apes and children praise your art,
If their admiration’s to your taste,
But you’ll never speak from heart to heart,
Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.”     

 from "Faust, Part One" 

 

 

 

“Who are you then?"


"I am part of that power

which eternally wills evil

and eternally works good.”


from "Faust Part One"

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