Timeless satire!

Marianne Grosse and Peter Krawietz read from "The ship of fools" (1494) and "Praise of Folly" (1509)

To kick off the festival, Marianne Grosse and Peter Krawietz read from the early bestsellers "The ship of fools" (1494) by Sebastian Brant and "Praise of Folly" (1509) by Erasmus von Rotterdam. The satirical texts of these two famous authors have lost nothing of their topicality even today.

"Favole musicali" (University of Mainz) play pieces from the Renaissance. Text selection and moderation: Dr. Erwin Kreim.

Date: Friday, 22. June 2018
Time: 3 pm
Location: Gutenberg Museum Mainz
Host: International Gutenberg Society in cooperation with the Gutenberg Museum Mainz and the Mainzer Bibliotheksgesellschaft (MBG)

Admission free, donations are requested.