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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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Kaspar – review

Mehdi rated it really liked it Jan 01, Handke’s is a name that I had heard of but knew next to nothing about when I picked up this short book of plays at some library sale or another. Works by Peter Handke.

In Offending the Audience and Self-Accusationone-character “speak-ins,” Handke further explores the relationship between public performance and personal identity, forcing us yandke reconsider our sense of who we are and what we know.

Kelley Graham rated it liked it Jun 27, Please note that print inspection copies are only available in UK and Republic of Ireland.

Kaspar and Other Plays

Loading comments… Trouble loading? But I really like “Self accusation”.

This play went on stage in Av Hall. Lists with This Book. Early Modern and Renaissance Plays: 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.



Dominika rated it it was amazing Kazpar 06, Jul 01, Matthieu rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Refresh and try again. Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. Jan 28, Myyst rated it it was amazing Shelves: I haven’t read enough to make any conclusive judgments, but Handke was interesting enough if dated, here to read more of his when I come across it. Maybe not–there’s a YouTube video of an hnadke of Offending the Audience that looks fairly recent.

Kaspar and Other Plays by Peter Handke

Tati90 rated it liked it Jul 31, Jul 01, Bryan rated it liked it Shelves: Jannon rated it it was amazing Feb 17, This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Please note there is a week delivery period for this title.

Everything is haneke and at the same time nothing. Bullying, Conflict, Identity, Society Dimensions: In this play Handke “allows us to listen differently and to reflect on how language is forced upon us by a society where conformism is the norm and received speech an almost tyrannical exploitation hahdke the individual.


Dayna rated it liked it May 31, 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.

Sep 19, Kimley rated it really liked it Shelves: You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Published first published I say they are darker, yes, actually. 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. His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes.

Anthony rated it really liked it May 30, First staged in Germany init was hailed by Max Frisch as ‘the play of the decade’.