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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.

About the Author

Peter Handke was born in Griffen, Austria in 1942. His many works of fiction include Absence, Across, The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick, and Short Letter, Long Farewell.

Table of Contents

Offending the audience — Self-accusation — Kaspar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809015467
Translator:
Roloff, Michael
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Translator:
Roloff, Michael
Author:
Handke, Peter
Author:
Roloff, Michael
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Handke, Peter - Translations into English
Subject:
Drama -- 20th century.
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Hill and Wang ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1753
Publication Date:
19700131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.352 in

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