The death of Jürgen Holtz: cross-game character head

He has played many roles, but made him really known to the German Star: In the series "Motzki" has been Jürgen Holtz in 1993 as Moody duration of the complain

The death of Jürgen Holtz: cross-game character head

He has played many roles, but made him really known to the German Star: In the series "Motzki" has been Jürgen Holtz in 1993 as Moody duration of the complainers to the furious face of the German reunification. Particularly funny was that Holtz, who felt his querulous Friedhelm Motzki so wonderfully deep left against the "Ossis" rant, even a was. He was born in 1932 in modest circumstances in Berlin, and completed his studies in Weimar and Leipzig. From the GDR-province, he was hired in 1964 to East Berlin on the popular stage, from 1966 to 1974 at the German theatre, then at the Berliner Ensemble. There he was involved in 1975 in the legendary staging of Strindberg's "miss Julie" (directed by B. K. Tragelehn and Einar Schleef), which had to be triggered in the Nomenklatura, a scandal, and after a few performances dropped off. Jürgen Holtz, the guard, critical, not in the line of fidelity, the actor, travelled in 1983 in the Federal Republic of Germany, because he was in the GDR, nothing more, what challenged him as an artist with all your strength, and senses, as he I didn't want to be used as the core of his profession term: "early retired or kill me with lies. I wanted to be my own man,“ he was quoted in 1993 in this newspaper.

No speaker, but an analyst

He was in both Parts of the country successfully, though he kept as his self-reliance and independence. Preferably, he worked with Directors that were his political and artistic attitude, such as Ruth Berghaus, Adolf Dresen or Heiner Müller ("my spiritual father"), Wolfgang Engel or Einar Schleef. As an actor with free as well as a deep sense, he sought out the most difficult tasks, which he went on carefully, as a philologist of the old school, to the bottom of our heart, mind, sub-conscious and style – no speaker, but an analyst, not a Virtuoso, but a Gifter of the Actual. Thanks to his curiosity, enthusiasm and artistic diversity, he was at the Schauspiel Frankfurt Thomas Bernhard's "do-gooder" celebrated and as well as mono -, Logis-stimulating age in the "cataract" by Rainald Goetz. The premiere, directed by Hans Hollmann in 1992, in the Bockenheimer Depot, the production ran until 2001 and in over a hundred ideas. For Jürgen Holtz with the Gertrud-Eysoldt was awarded the prize. His intellectual openness made him a valued Partner of a Director such as Robert Wilson, such as the Duke of Gloucester in "Lear" (Frankfurt, 1990), as Peachum in "three penny Opera" in 2007, and as Nagg in 2016 in "endgame" (Berliner Ensemble). Or for Peter stone, in his "Wallenstein"presentation he gave in 2007 with a cane and bald head, with hot calculus and the cold wrath of the Colonel Buttler. One of his most impressive performances he had as a merciless immoral General Titus Andronicus in Thomas Langhoffs staging of the Shakespeare adaptation of "desecration" by Botho Strauss.

Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 10:19

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