We had a great turnout for this year’s Weisinger lecture, hosted by the Townsend Center. This year’s presenter was Thomas Ostermeier, the head of the famed Schaubühne theater in Berlin, and in collaboration with the German Department and Cal Performances, the presentation was followed by his production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People at Zellerbach Auditorium.
Ken Weisinger was a beloved member of German and Comparative Literature who specialized in the literature of the Weimar period and also in the work of Goethe and Schiller. He headed EAP (Education Abroad Program) in Germany for a number of years, and was instrumental in developing Berkeley’s program in Yiddish.
Photos thanks to Jiaqian Zhu.