Die Küste Utopias: Bergung
The Coast of Utopia: Salvage
By Tom Stoppard
Performed in German, in a version by Wolf Christian Schröder
Alexander Herzen remains the main character in the third part, which takes us to London in 1853. In addition, other characters who were previously on the sidelines now also enter the main plot: these include Herzen's friend Nikolai Ogarjow and the writer Ivan Turgenjew. The fire of revolution is now only a flicker, and the remaining creative minds are hopelessly at odds with each other. Mikhail Bakunin is in prison, and the dream of change has never seemed more unattainable. There is a sense of radicalisation and fanaticism. The end belongs to the coming generation, and despite the knowledge of the coming upheavals and the devastation of communism, the journey to the "Coast of Utopia" ends with hope, three decades after its "Voyage" began.