Fire in the Temple
Switzerland, 1923. Spiritual teacher and clairvoyant Rudolf Steiner works to waken people to hidden realities. Religious and political enemies oppose him, and his pupils struggle to grasp their task. But ancient memories and faithful friendships persist. Crafted from actual events and discourse, Fire in the Temple, dramatizes Rudolf Steiner’s final months and brings to the stage the people around him, including two extraordinary women . . .
A stage play giving a picture of who this remarkable man was….. Rudolf Steiner Born 1861 – Died 1925
The idea of creating a stage play about Rudolf Steiner came as a result of conversation between Marke Levene and Mark Rylance in London in spring 2016. Mark Rylance the now well recognized Shakespearean and Academy Award winning actor met with Marke Levene, (acting name Harvey Grant) the former film and TV character actor from age 5 until 19, who in adulthood has devoted himself to the performing arts that arise from the work of Rudolf Steiner.
In that conversation it was clear that Rudolf Steiner was a relatively unknown individual in the development of contemporary culture. The idea was to create a play giving a picture of his impact on virtually every aspect of our civilization. From the arts, through the sciences, through education and the questions of spiritual development in our times.
Symphonic Eurythmy, presented with a full orchestra, is often performed in Europe but rarely outside the European continent. In 2005, Lemniscate Arts toured Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, “From the New World” throughout North America with Eurythmy Spring Valley. This was the first performance of full orchestral eurythmy in 27 years in America. The fully expanded scope of the symphonic form reveals musical power and nuance in a way not possible in more intimate performance of chamber ensembles.
The Circle Widens – The Working of the Spirit
Written by Peter Oswald. Based upon an outline of scenes and events by Marke Levene Marke Levene created a performing arts company while living in England at the end of the 1980’s that toured throughout the Northern Hemisphere all four of Rudolf Steiner’s Mystery Dramas. These were performed in English in Europe and North America. The fourth Drama was performed by the company Portal Productions 51 times during this tour. Each performance began at 3:00pm and finished at 10:30 at night with breaks for meals. More than 12,000 people say these performances which opened new doors for these productions and the arts needed to perform them.