Berlin Kabarett at the Freie Universität Berlin

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Berlin Cabaret

Summer 2019

Taught By: Zishan Ugurlu

Section: A

CRN: 1956

Credits: 6

Professor Zishan Ugurlu will offer Creating a Solo Performance: Berlin Cabaret/Kabarett, an acting course that introduces students to the research, writing, and performance techniques of solo performers. In German, the word Kabarett (“cabaret”) has two meanings. The first meaning is the same as in English: “a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theater.” The second meaning is “a kind of political satire.” Kabarett artists focus primarily on political and social topics, which they criticize using cynicism, sarcasm, and irony. At the time of German reunification in the 1980s, Kabarett experienced a minor boom in response to new social problems such as unemployment, privatization, and rapid changes in society. Students create a solo performance based on research using sources such as diaries, letters, memoirs, and autobiographies combined with field trips to notable Kabarett venues in the city. Freie Universität in Berlin also offers a variety of other classes that students can take at an additional expense. This course will include a 1.5-credit pre-departure course in the spring. Prerequisites: 3.0 minimum GPA and at least sophomore status by the start of the program. For further information on the content of the program, please contact Professor Zishan Ugurlu (

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Overseas (OS)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:46am 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

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Date Range: 6/4/2019 - 7/12/2019