For the production of “Macbeth”, the moor soil from Leopoldskron is supposed to create a mystical atmosphere.
SALZBURG. Things have been pretty “muddy” in the Felsenreitschule since last Saturday: For the production of “Macbeth” by the Salzburg State Theater, around 20 tons of moorland were heaped up on the stage of the Felsenreitschule – director Amelie Niermeyer wants the play to be played in fog and mud .
Moor comes from Leopoldskron
The moor comes from Moosstrasse and was freshly cut the day before delivery. Usually the moor earth, which is also known as “black gold”, is used for therapies and applications in the Paracelsusbad in the city of Salzburg. It is freshly cut by the local farmers and delivered to the Paracelsusbad by tractor.
The moor was also brought to the Toscaninihof by a tractor and trailer for the stage production and loaded there into the shovel of a mini excavator. The stage technicians of the State Theater and a caterpillar then distributed the moor earth on the stage. The peat earth is now about ankle-deep on the stage. In the staging of “Macbeth”, the rain system is also to be used, so the moor stays moist or muddy. The performers will wear boots on stage. Together with fog machines, the moor is supposed to create an archaic, mystical atmosphere. The play will premiere on October 30th at the Felsenreitschule.
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