The Mirror in the Mirror

A maze
The Mirror in the Mirror
A maze

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Two readers may read the same book, but they will still never read the same. Each of them will add themselves to the book. Therefore, a book is a mirror, mirroring the reader. But in the same way the reader is a mirror for the book. So what does a mirror show us when it is mirroring a mirror? Michael Ende’s literary cabinet of mirrors takes us into a maze of thoughts and images. Harmless and funny, surreal and scary stories surround us, just like the distorted and the natural pictures in a mirror’s cabinet. Only those who can muster the courage to face the surreal, will Michael Ende release out of his magic maze back into the open.


  • First published in: 1983
  • Theatre rights:
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Stage version by Musiktheater Hessel & Post. Dresden 1999.