Woyzeck Drama Classics

Woyzeck  Drama Classics

A new translation of the Büchner play considered the forerunner of most modern drama.

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1854591835

Category: Drama

Page: 51

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A new translation of the Büchner play considered the forerunner of most modern drama.
Categories: Drama

Replay Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Replay  Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

of these, Johann Christian Woyzeck, was beheaded in 1824 after much public
debate about his sanity and thus his responsibility for his crime, although the
character Woyzeck seems to incorporate elements of each of the three
personalities in ...

Author: Toby Zinman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408182703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Replay: Classic Modern Drama Reimagined spans over a century of great theatre to explore how iconic plays have been adapted and versioned by later writers to reflect or dissect the contemporary zeitgeist. Starting with A Doll's House, Ibsen's much-reprised masterpiece of marital relations from 1879, Toby Zinman explores what made the play so controversial and shocking in its day before tracing how later reimaginings have reworked Ibsen's original. The spine of plays then includes such landmark works as Strindberg's Miss Julie, Oscar Wilde's comic The Importance of Being Earnest, Chekhov's Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, the Rattigan centenary revivals, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, ultimately arriving at Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Taking each modern play as the starting point, Zinman explores the diverse renderings and reworkings by subsequent playwrights and artists –including prominent directors and their controversial productions as well as acknowledging reworkings in film, opera and ballet.Through the course of this groundbreaking study we discover not only how theatrical styles have changed but how society's attitude towards politics, religion, money, gender, sexuality and race have radically altered over the course of the century. In turn Replay reveals how theatre can serve as both a reflection of our times and a provocation to them.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Sacrificed to powers larger than himself, Woyzeck is one of drama's first antiheroes. Nicholas Rudall captures the power of the play for contemporary audiences through his masterly translation.

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111852120

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 51

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Sacrificed to powers larger than himself, Woyzeck is one of drama's first antiheroes. Nicholas Rudall captures the power of the play for contemporary audiences through his masterly translation.
Categories: Performing Arts

Danton s Death Leonce and Lena Woyzeck

Danton s Death  Leonce and Lena  Woyzeck

For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics have brought readers closer to the
world's great literature. ... Today the series is recognized for its fine scholarship
and reliability in texts that span world literature, drama and poetry, religion, ...

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191605772

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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George Duchner died in 1837 at a tragically early age, and his three works for the stage remained virtually unknown for half a century. Today all three, especially Danton's Death, his great play about the French Revolution are performed regularly. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Classics for Contemporaries

Classics for Contemporaries

SOURCE In sharp contrast to the other plays in this volume , Buechner's
Woyzeck is based upon a contemporary event . ... for minor characters and the
staccato quality of the dialogue have linked Woyzeck to German Expressionist
drama .

Author: Ruby Cohn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076006852920

Category: Drama

Page: 401

View: 234

Categories: Drama

Georg B chner s Woyzeck

Georg B  chner s Woyzeck

Woyzeck Georg Büchner's Woyzeck was left unfinished at the time of its author's
death in 1837, but the play is now widely recognised as the first 'modern' drama
in the history of European theatre. ... In this fresh engagement with a modern
classic, Gritzner examines the revolutionary dimensions of Büchner's political
and creative practice, as well as modern approaches to the play in performance.
Karoline ...

Author: Karoline Gritzner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317332985

Category: Drama

Page: 76

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'Everyone's an abyss. You get dizzy if you look down.' -- Woyzeck Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck was left unfinished at the time of its author’s death in 1837, but the play is now widely recognised as the first ‘modern’ drama in the history of European theatre. Its fragmentary form and critical socio-political content have had a lasting influence on artists, readers and audiences to this day. The abuse, exploitation, and disenfranchisement that Woyzeck’s titular protagonist endures find their mirror in his own murderous outburst. But beyond that, they also echo in the flux and confusion of the various drafts and versions in which the play has been presented since its emergence. In this fresh engagement with a modern classic, Gritzner examines the revolutionary dimensions of Büchner’s political and creative practice, as well as modern approaches to the play in performance.
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Woyzeck A Play

Woyzeck  A Play

Included in this volume is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,” in which a soldier back from Afghanistan calmly explains his devastating actions of the day before.

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 9781468314038

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas. Georg Büchner’s unfinished play about the poor soldier Woyzeck, subject of a medical experiment and tormented by hallucinations from a diet of only peas. His girlfriend, Marie, by whom he’s fathered a child; Marie’s overpowering desire for the alluring Drum- Major; and the murderous outcome of this oppressive admixture of circumstances is without a doubt one of the bleakest works of world literature. It is also considered by many to mark the beginning of modern drama. In this powerful adaption, Neil LaBute embraces the glittering darkness of Woyzeck's violent, erotic, inhumane world and uncompromisingly makes it his own. From his opening in an operating theatre and then scene by macabre scene, LaBute imbues this classic with his singular intensity and moral vision, as he takes it to its nightmarish conclusion. Included in this volume is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,” in which a soldier back from Afghanistan calmly explains his devastating actions of the day before. A gripping stand-alone piece, this short work is also a trenchant modern-day exploration of the potent and enduring themes of Woyzeck.
Categories: Drama

Woyzeck

Woyzeck

A gripping stand-alone piece, this short work is also a trenchant modern-day exploration of the potent and enduring themes of Woyzeck.

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781468314038

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 527

His girlfriend, Marie, by whom he’s fathered a child; Marie’s overpowering desire for the alluring Drum- Major; and the murderous outcome of this oppressive admixture of circumstances is without a doubt one of the bleakest works of world literature. It is also considered by many to mark the beginning of modern drama. In this powerful adaption, Neil LaBute embraces the glittering darkness of Woyzeck's violent, erotic, inhumane world and uncompromisingly makes it his own. From his opening in an operating theatre and then scene by macabre scene, LaBute imbues this classic with his singular intensity and moral vision, as he takes it to its nightmarish conclusion. Included in this volume is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,†? in which a soldier back from Afghanistan calmly explains his devastating actions of the day before. A gripping stand-alone piece, this short work is also a trenchant modern-day exploration of the potent and enduring themes of Woyzeck.
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Theatre Record

Theatre Record

The Icelandic Vesturport theatre company has marooned the hapless Woyzeck
on a beautiful but sterile industrial site and surrounded him with ... of bowl and
filling it with water , Buchner ' s death of typhus at 23 , which distorts his pained
expresthe play is a disturbing drama of sion even further ... In some die does a
note of grim finality fall accounts , it ' s an Expressionist over the proceedings .
classic .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122356947

Category: Theater

Page:

View: 375

Categories: Theater

Max Reinhardt

Max Reinhardt

Büchner , who had died in 1837 , was not really reclaimed for drama until Danton
' s Death and Woyzeck were produced at ... establishing Büchner ' s place as a
classic German playwright , although Reinhardt ' s Woyzeck , with its subversive ...

Author: John L. Styan

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521295041

Category: Drama

Page: 171

View: 494

Max Reinhardt was among the first to establish the importance of the director in modern theatre.
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Woyzeck

Woyzeck

A classic of the German stage adapted as a monologue. Though written in 1837 Woyzeck is widely regarded as the first Expressionist play due to its splintered and fragmentary nature. Here it is presented in a new form.

Author: Howard Colyer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326482954

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 129

A classic of the German stage adapted as a monologue. Though written in 1837 Woyzeck is widely regarded as the first Expressionist play due to its splintered and fragmentary nature. Here it is presented in a new form.
Categories: Fiction

Landmarks in German Drama

Landmarks in German Drama

Their particular affinity with the case of Woyzeck lies in the fact that their
operations are theatrical , marked by ritual ... up in a drama which has such a
fragmentary There is a close affinity between the case of Woyzeck and Freud ' s
classic case ...

Author: Peter Hutchinson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: UOM:39015054154094

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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The contributors to this volume treat fourteen plays of key significance in the history of German literature and show the way in which each dramatist has engaged with important social and theatrical issues of the age. Essays range from that on Lessing's Nathan der Weise (a key text in the history of 'tolerance' in Germany) to Jelinek's Krankheit oder moderne Frauen (a critique of theatrical representation, gender roles and the authority of the text), that is, from German classicism to the contemporary avant-garde. Each major movement in German literary history is represented, and the volume as a whole thus provides a partial history of German drama. The essays, all by specialists in the field, were originally delivered as lectures in the University of Cambridge.
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Georg B chner s Woyzeck

Georg B  chner s Woyzeck

Woyzeck has proved to be a seminal work of modern drama . ... the University of
Newcastle , New South Wales in 1981 , to present a substantial work from the
classic European repertory as the Department ' s second major production for
1982 ...

Author: Michael Ewans

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X001666073

Category: Drama

Page: 172

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Georg Buchner (1813-37) left "Woyzeck" unfinished at his death. It is one of the most remarkable dramas ever written in any language, and since its publication in 1879 and its first performance in 1913 it has influenced almost every significant movement in European theatre. This book presents a new, accurate and actable English translation, based on the German edition by Werner Lehmann. It also includes an introduction devoted to the dramatic style of "Woyzeck, " the criteria for a reconstruction and a translation, and the play's production demands; and a theatrical commentary on each scene, devoted to the problems of staging the play and the ways in which each scene can be realized in production."
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Woyzeck and Leonce and Lena

Woyzeck  and Leonce and Lena

... merely put into English , but more properly ( since this is an American drama
series , and since these translations were ... choice of word , and clipped form of
speech ( especially as found in translations from the classics - and I refer
primarily ...

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000960394

Category: English drama

Page: 56

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Categories: English drama

Leonce und Lena Engl

Leonce und Lena Engl

Buchner was acknowledged by figures as divergent as Antonin ARtaud and Bertolt Brecht to be the forefather of modern theatre.

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106009294635

Category: German drama

Page: 306

View: 300

Buchner was acknowledged by figures as divergent as Antonin ARtaud and Bertolt Brecht to be the forefather of modern theatre.
Categories: German drama

I Defy Augury

I Defy Augury

... Classic Texts Donald James Hopkins. Büchner's ms . under researchers ' acid ,
until we have been left with an inchoate , schizophrenic series of drafts and
scenes , additions , conjectures , and corrections . Yet the position of Woyzeck in
the ...

Author: Donald James Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822023594989

Category: Drama

Page: 178

View: 334

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Woyzeck Leonce and Lena

Woyzeck  Leonce and Lena

THE STORIES: WOYZECK is the first lower-class tragic hero, and he is the first psychotic hero in dramatic literature.

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822233459

Category: Drama

Page: 55

View: 183

THE STORIES: WOYZECK is the first lower-class tragic hero, and he is the first psychotic hero in dramatic literature. But Woyzeck is truly a victim. This unique classic is based on the true case of a soldier who killed his common-law wife and was executed when his plea of insanity was rejected by the courts. (12 men, 5 women, doubling) LEONCE AND LENA is a fractured fairytale for grownups, in which King Peter of the kingdom of Tushee has arranged a marriage between his son, Prince Leonce, and Princess Lena of the kingdom of Wee-wee. But the young prince is determined not to marry at all, unless it is for love. Refusing to bow to custom, he disguises himself as a common man and sets off on a journey with his drunken fool, Valerio. The two vagabonds accidentally bump into Lena and her governess, who are also disguised. The prince and the princess fall in love, not knowing the true identity of their mate. (4 men, 3 women, doubling.)
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The New York Times Theater Reviews

The New York Times Theater Reviews

There is an overlay of melancholic bitterness to the come dy , one of the few
qualities that it shares with “ Woyzeck . ... l Mr . Bennett ' s spare design for "
Woyzeck , " which begins the evening , emphasizes the classic simplicity of the
drama .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078253831

Category: Theater

Page:

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The Operas of Alban Berg

The Operas of Alban Berg

2 WOYZECK AND WOZZECK When the play that was to serve as the libretto of
Alban Berg's Wozzeck was published for ... conventions , decisively influenced by
this work , led in turn to its acceptance as a living classic of the German theater .

Author: George Perle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520066170

Category: Music

Page: 231

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Categories: Music

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Classic Films. 92 mins. Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. Directed by Howard
Hawks. In this classic musical of the 1950's, ... (J). Video Released Dec. 1995.
Columbia Tristar Home Video. VHS. $12.95. Georg Buchner: Woyzeck. Drama.
Color.

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff

Publisher: R. R. Bowker

ISBN: 0835244229

Category: Films for the hearing impaired

Page: 4700

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Categories: Films for the hearing impaired