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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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 handdke and meaningfull at the same time. While he investigates where he ends and everyday objects such as chairs and wardrobes begin, he is assaulted with an increasingly coercive series of statements that prepare him to be a citizen in a modern capitalist world. I cant really say anything else than read it, watch it, enjoy it, hate it.

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kaaspar Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Kaspar is loosely based on the story of Kaspar Hauser. Mudlum rated it it was amazing Feb 17, You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter. Kspar was Handke’s hanvke full-length drama and was hailed in Europe as the “play of the Decade”. 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.


Having chosen language as a vehicle, Peter Handke explores it as a means of oppression – a means of creating artificial uniformity by teaching people to comprehend the world only in terms of the speech patterns they are given.

Kaspar and Other Plays by Peter Handke

This is not an easy watch — it’s cerebral, dourly Germanic, and downright slippery, as if you’ve been thrown into a linguistic plunge pool.

The play could also be called speech torture. Diana rated it really liked it Aug 07, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,page Carolyn rated it really liked it Jan 30, Handke’s play is a downright attack on the way language is used by a corrupt society to depersonalise the individual’. Mar 12, hediEh rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Kaspar – review

I don’t know a lot about theater–My suspicion is that this kind of experimental theater had its day and dramatists are on to other subjects now. Please note that print inspection copies are only available in UK handie Republic of Ireland. 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.


Having only read Kaspar, I would love to actaully kasapr it performed! Works by Peter Handke.

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Kaspar and Other Plays

Hillary Marek rated it really liked it Nov 21, Bullying, Conflict, Identity, Society Dimensions: Please note there is a week delivery period kaspad this title. Kaspar is a play written by Austrian playwright Peter Handke. Kaspar and Other Plays by Peter Handke. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

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