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    Handke Plays: "Offending the Audience", "My Foot My Tutor", "Self Accusation", "Kaspar", " Lake Constance", "They are Dying Out" v. 1 (Contemporary Dramatists Series) (Paperback) By (author) Peter Handke

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    DescriptionPeter Handke's work is amongst the most strikingly original of all post-war European writing (Times Educational Supplement) Offending the Audience is "a dissection of our expectations about what ought to happen in the theatre." Self-Accusation is "a cunning and ironic attack on bureaucratic moral guilt" (Observer); Kaspar is based on the true story of Kaspar Hauser, a sixteen year old boy who appeared from nowhere in Nuremberg in 1828 and who had to be taught to speak from scratch. Handke's play is a downright attack on the way language is used by a corrupt society to depersonalise the individual; My Foot My Tutor is a mime for two actors - "Handke has here written an hour-long play without words that may at first look like a piece of audience-provocation but that finishes up as sheer theatrical poetry" (Guardian). In The Ride across Lake Constance, a group of characters (known only by the names of the actors who perform the parts) talk and play games together and skate over the thin ice that separates them from unspoken danger. "Intensely theatrical...an author for whom playwriting seems akin to tightrope walking" (The Times). They Are Dying Out puts the pillars of the bourgeoisie under the microscope to reveal an alien race, suffocated by rationality, unable to cope with untamed subjective impulses and shows an "uncanny knack for making the familiar seem strange" (Plays and Players).


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    Title
    Handke Plays: "Offending the Audience", "My Foot My Tutor", "Self Accusation", "Kaspar", " Lake Constance", "They are Dying Out" v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Handke
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 382 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780413680907
    ISBN 10: 0413680908
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC20: 832.914
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Approval Code: A23304000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 812
    BISAC V2.8: DRA002000
    B&T Approval Code: P24103267
    BISAC V2.8: DRA001000
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    METHUEN DRAMA
    Publication date
    11 September 1997
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Table of contents
    Offending the Audience;My Foot My Tutor;Self Accusation;Kaspar;Lake Constance;They are Dying Out