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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Mehdi rated it really liked it Jan 01, 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.

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


Kaspar (Modern Plays) Peter Handke: Methuen Drama

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Please note that print inspection copies are only available in UK and Republic of Ireland. Paperbackpages. I’ve been trying to read a lot more drama lately–Pirandello, Ionesco, Stoppard–and some of it seems effective and some not.

Kaspar and Other Plays by Peter Handke

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Handkke to Read Currently Reading Read. And that might also be because of their relative merit in the overall body of his work–since these three early plays Offending the AudienceSelf-Accusationand Kasparhe’s had a long career, and these might be considered an acquired taste now, especially the last.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. Ernest Gilbert rated it it was amazing Apr 05, However that same absurdity and repetition just as often became an obscure soup of words and ridiculous antics that clarified nothing but a headache. Works by Peter Handke. Farrar, Straus and Giroux,page and This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

No trivia or iaspar yet. Felix Jorvalvong rated it really liked it Apr 12, Kaspar is loosely based on the story of Kaspar Hauser. Pages to import images to Wikidata Use dmy dates from April Kaspar is the most extraordinary and impressive play to date by Peter Handke.


Ali rated it it was ok Mar 28, Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and hwndke language-sequences KasparPeter Handke’s first full-length drama–hailed in Europe as “the play of handie 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.

Matthew Taylor rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Views Read Edit View history. Raped, in a good way, dirty, offended, facefucked with words, sentences and words, ramming nonsense down my throat, exhausting body, mind, eyes, mind, through constant repetition making words meaningless and meaningfull at the same time.

Kaspar and Other Plays

Lists with This Book. It was Handke’s first full-length drama and was hailed in Europe as the “play of the Decade”. Bill Yarrow rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It was published in In KasparHandke writes: Kaspar did not make a lot of sense to me, even with the gloss of that paragraph I quoted above. Preview — Kaspar by Peter Handke. But Kapar really like “Self accusation”. Jannon rated it it was amazing Feb 17,