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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Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. Retrieved from ” https: It’s very stylishly delivered, with Ryan Kiggell suggesting something of a silent-movie clown caught up in a world he cannot comprehend in an epic and excellent central performance.
Kaspar – review
Dan rated it liked it Jul 04, Once you have successfully made your request, you will receive a confirmation email explaining that your request is awaiting approval. The play reminds of both Beckett and Caryl Churchill, but without the former’s emotional power and the latter’s playfulness.
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It was published in Sep 17, tomwrote rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a dissertation of I feel shamed. There was nothing on the Wikipedia page about these three plays at all. Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences KasparPeter Handke’s first full-length drama–hailed in Europe as “the play of the decade” and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot –is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own.
Incredible examination of language, sounds and the way we communicate.
The play could also be called speech torture. I like this paragraph from the book’s back matter, in the introduction to Handke and Kaspar: This is not an easy watch — it’s cerebral, dourly Germanic, hamdke downright slippery, as if you’ve been thrown into a linguistic plunge pool. Absurdist, said to be based on a true story.
Kaspar by Peter Handke
Open Preview See a Problem? Kaspar hqndke, Peter Handke’s first full-length drama – hailed in Europe as “the play of the decade” and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own.
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Preview — Kaspar by Peter Handke. Will read his other stuff eventually.
Hazal Ilbay rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Handke’s play is a downright attack on the way language is used by a corrupt society to depersonalise the individual’.
The central character is Kaspar, a figure based on the historical Kaspar Hauser, an autistic adolescent, who is guided and taught until he speaks ‘normally’, by the voices of unseen prompters. Show 25 25 50 All.
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Dayna rated it liked it May 31, kasppar Apr 07, Lori rated it it was amazing. I have to accept that the second state is more likely to be due to me not understanding something, and there was a lot I didn’t understand, which m A fascinating and infuriating destruction, rebuilding and dismantling of a character through language. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to Read saving…. Kristina rated it it was ok Sep 04, Ali rated it it was ok Mar 28, Handke himself wrote in the prologue to the play: There were times during these two hours when I wanted to beg for mercy before I died from being talked to death. Having only read Kaspar, I would love to actaully see it performed!