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Written in 1892 by the American author Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper depicts the fate of a woman who does not meet the expectations which society imposes on her in her role as wife and mother. Rediscovered in the 1970s by the women’s movement, the text is now seen as a masterpiece of feminist literature. British director Katie Mitchell reinterpreted Gilman’s story as a study of post-natal depression, creating a live film work which was presented at Schaubühne in 2013.


Direction: Katie Mitchell

Stage design: Giles Cadle

Costume design: Helen Lovett Johnson

Director of photography: Grant Gee

Video: Jonathon Lyle

Music: Paul Clark

Sound design: Melanie Wilson, Gareth Fry

Light design: Jack Knowles

Foley: Ruth Sullivan

Dramaturgy: Maja Zade


Anna: Judith Engel

Anna's thoughts: Ursina Lardi

Christoph, Anna's husband: Tilman Strauß

Tania, nanny: Iris Becher

Woman behind the wallpaper: Luise Wolfram

Foley Sound Effects: Cathlen Gawlich

Camera: Andreas Hartmann, Stefan Kessissoglou


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