Kaspar: Peter Handke: is his first full-length play, Kaspar (), which depicts the foundling Kaspar Hauser as a near-speechless innocent destroyed by. ‘Kaspar is based on the historical case of a year-old boy who appeared from nowhere in Nuremberg in and who had to be taught to speak from. Handke’s Kaspar, Wittgenstein’s Tractates, and the successful representation of alienation. James R. Hamilton. The prologue to Peter Handke’s play Kaspar.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Felix Jorvalvong rated it really liked handie Apr 12, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. One of my all-time favorites.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mudlum rated it it kapar amazing Feb 17, Bullying, Conflict, Identity, Society Dimensions: It seems very sixty-ish to me–a kind of shout at the audience to wake-up, that these plays are about no longer acting as if conventions are truth, about not accepting conventions as necessary, about getting down to the Real.

Preview — Kaspar by Peter Handke. It was Handke’s first full-length drama and was hailed in Europe as the “play of the Decade”.


While there’s no escaping that Handke could have said what he’s got to say with more brevity, what he says is interesting: You can explain to yourself how it goes with you. I say they are darker, yes, actually. Dan rated it liked it Jul 04, I enjoyed the first two, which are actually labeled as ‘Speak-ins’, where the actors directly address the audience though I thought Offending the Audience made its point fairly quickly and then went on and on about it. Everything is nonsense and at the same time nothing.

Kaspar – review

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Some cool ideas, lots of poor execution. Would rather watch a ten-hour Sharits flick that sit in on a performance, though. None of that has much to do with this earlier work, I suppose, done in the mid 60s–but it seems that the controversy has almost completely obscured his literary work.

The play reminds of both Beckett and Caryl Churchill, but without the former’s emotional power and the latter’s playfulness. First staged in Germany init was hailed by Max Frisch as hqndke play of the decade’.

Kaspar is a play written by Austrian playwright Peter Handke. Show 25 25 50 All. Want to Read saving….


Lots of dancing about architecture. Mohsen Moeini was the dramaturgist and director of the play, produced by Negin Mirhasani Vahed. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Dayna rated it liked it May 31, Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences, Kaspar learns to speak “normally” and eventually becomes creative–“doing his own thing” with words; for this he is destroyed. hadke

Kaspar (play) – Wikipedia

Here are no hope, but that might not even be important to Handke. Anthony rated it handek liked it May 30, No trivia or quizzes yet. Sep 19, Kimley rated it really liked it Shelves: Handke’s play is a downright attack on the way language is used by a corrupt society to depersonalise the individual’.

This is a dissertation of words and voice through the instrument of theatre. From Wikipedia, the free hanndke.