Woyzeck Drama Classics

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

Woyzeck  Drama Classics

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781854591838

Page: 51

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

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 ...

Replay  Classic Modern Drama Reimagined

Author: Toby Zinman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 140818270X

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.

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.

Woyzeck

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

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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.

Classics for Contemporaries

SOURCE In sharp contrast to the other plays in this volume , Buechner's
Woyzeck is based upon a contemporary event . A little over a decade before
Buechner wrote his tragedy , a German army barber , Johann Christian Woyzeck
, was tried ...

Classics for Contemporaries

Author: Ruby Cohn

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Page: 401

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Danton s Death Leonce and Lena Woyzeck

" "The German writer Georg Buchner, who died in 1837 aged 23, left only three works for the theatre.

Danton s Death  Leonce and Lena  Woyzeck

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836502

Page: 136

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Buchner's special quality, and that which makes him seem more contemporary than almost anything written today, is his total, uncompromising honesty of emotion and intellect. The German writer Georg Buchner, who died in 1837 aged 23, left only three works for the theatre. Danton's Death, his great fresco of the French Revolution, was written in five weeks when Buchner was under threat of arrest for his own revolutionary activities. His sad comedy, Leonce and Lena, was composed in haste for a publisher's competition for which it was entered too late. The extraordinary proletarian tragedy Woyzeck was left unfinished at Buchner's death. Virtually unknown until the end of the nineteenth century, the plays have found an important place in the modern international repertory.

Theatre Record

07 Joyce McMillan THERE are two strands to Georg Buchner ' s Woyzeck ,
written just before the playwright ' s death , at only 23 , in 1837 . It is a classic
tragedy of love , betrayal and Victoria / Woyzeck / Incarnat jealousy , short ,
simple and full ...

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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.

Woyzeck  A Play

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468314033

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.

Theatre history in Canada

In McCall ' s production the audience participated in the Marie : Nettie Wild ;
Woyzeck : Jerry Wasconstruction of the crime , as serman part of the social ... No
longer is it necessary for the Canadian theatre to borrow other nations ' classics .

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Complete Plays Lenz and Other Writings

Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature.

Complete Plays  Lenz and Other Writings

Author: Georg Buchner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141935499

Page: 336

View: 705

Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature. Also included are selections from Büchner's letters and philosophical writings.

In Yer Face Theatre

Why did Kane adapt a classical tragedy? 'The Gate asked me to write a play
basedona European classic,' she says. Her original choice was Georg Büchner's
Woyzeck: 'I've wanted to direct it sinceIwas 17. In the end, Woyzeck's only wayof ...

In Yer Face Theatre

Author: Aleks Sierz

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318495

Page: 288

View: 181

The most controversial and newsworthy plays of British theatre are a rash of rude, vicious and provocative pieces by a brat pack of twentysomethings whose debuts startled critics and audiences with their heady mix of sex, violence and street-poetry. In-Yer-Face Theatre is the first book to study this exciting outburst of creative self-expression by what in other contexts has been called Generation X, or Thatcher's Children, the 'yoof' who grew up during the last Conservative Government. The book argues that, for example, Trainspotting, Blasted, Mojo and Shopping and F**king are much more than a collection of shock tactics - taken together, they represent a consistent critique of modern life, one which focuses on the problem of violence, the crisis of masculinity and the futility of consumerism. The book contains extensive interviews with playwrights, including Sarah Kane (Blasted), Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and F**king), Philip Ridley (The Pitchfork Disney), Patrick Marber (Closer) and Martin McDonagh (The Beauty Queen of Leenane).

Georg B chner s Woyzeck

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.

Georg B  chner s Woyzeck

Author: Karoline Gritzner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317332989

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.

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 ...

Georg B  chner s Woyzeck

Author: Michael Ewans

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

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."

Woyzeck and Leonce and Lena

TRANSLATOR ' S NOTE The texts of the two plays contained in this volume are
meant above all else to be spoken and ... choice of word , and clipped form of
speech ( especially as found in translations from the classics - and I refer
primarily to ...

Woyzeck  and Leonce and Lena

Author: Georg Büchner

Publisher:

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Page: 56

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Woyzeck

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

Woyzeck

Author: Neil LaBute

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1468314033

Page: 96

View: 222

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.

American Theatre

The central figures — including Woyzeck , his lover Maria and Maria's lover - are
black . ... dark , handsome , broad - featured Aborigines . two non - Australian
highlights were revivals of modern puppet classics that feature innovative visuals
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American Theatre

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B chner in Britain

... Linda Mussman Under Woyzeck : 1981 New York : Classic Stage Company
1981 ( Mar ) New York : Theatre for the New City ' Bread and Puppet Theatre ' (
Peter Schumann ) 1984 ( May ) USA UCSB Department of Dramatic Art ( Richard
L ...

B  chner in Britain

Author: Brian Keith-Smith

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Page: 96

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Theater Week

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LONDON THEATRE NEWS , the illustrated monthly newsletter , and ... on the
Beach was a 1976 collaboration between Robert Wilson and Philip Glass which
has become a classic of postmodern theater . ... Woyzeck was written by Büchner
in 1837 at the age of 23 , and in short , telegram - style prose , it shows the
dissolution into ...

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The Modern Theatre

AESTHETICS AND CRITICISM Bernard Berenson Aesthetics and History Francis
Fergusson The Idea of a Theater H , D. F. Kitto Greek Tragedy D. H. Lawrence
Studies in Classic American Literature F. R. Leavis The Great Tradition Geoffrey ...

The Modern Theatre

Author: Eric Bentley

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The Structure of the Woyzeck Manuscripts

... is longer , however , implicit transitions are sometimes used within a scene . A
classic example is the fourteenth scene which is composed of three parts : the
children ' s song , the parable of the Lonely dri , and Louis ' sudden appearance .

The Structure of the Woyzeck Manuscripts

Author: Raoul Nahum Peizer

Publisher:

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Page: 322

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