The 'Ship of Fools', published in Basel in 1494, was the first German-language bestseller. The moral satire gathers a typology of over a hundred fools on a symbolic journey to the imaginary land of Narragonia. Greed, lust, hatred and envy are mocked in the late medieval verses, as are "forgetting oneself" and "not taking a joke". The starting point for Marthe Meinhold and Marius Schötz's 'Ship of Fools' are the personalities and ideas of the actors: inside. The recurring theme of the directing duo is the group's ability to act. They write texts and music in the process. This is how highly idiosyncratic, playful (music) theater evenings are created.
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