Kaspar and Other Plays

Product Number: EB00103178
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466810242
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Kaspar, 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. 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. In Offending the Audience and Self-Accusation, one-character "speak-ins," Handke further explores the relationship between public performance and personal identity, forcing us to reconsider our sense of who we are and what we know.

Author(s): Peter Handke
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 1970

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