Buchner - Complete Plays
By (author) Georg Buchner
Translated by Anthony Meech
Volume editor Michael Patterson
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Buchner - Complete Plays by Georg Buchner
Book DescriptionThe complete collection of Buchner's plays in one volume Buchner was acknowledged by figures as divergent as Antonin Artaud and Bertolt Brecht to be the forefather of modern theatre. On his death at the age of 23, he left behind some outstanding dramatic works: his historical drama, Danton's Death, 'the most remarkable first play in European culture' (Guardian), translated here by Howard Brenton and Jane Fry; the innovatory tragedy, Woyzeck, translated by John Mackendrick; and the absurdist comedy, Leonce and Lena, translated by Anthony Meech. He also left a powerful short story, Lenz, an important account of his research into cranial nerves, and his revolutionary pamphlet, The Hessian Courier. All these are collected in this one volume and supplemented with a selection of his remarkable letters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413140906
(203mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Georg Buchner
Georg Buchner, Paperback (May 2012)
Few writers have transformed literature and theater so dramatically. Based on Henry J. Schmidt's translations of The Hessian Messenger, Danton's Death, Lenz, Leonce and Lena, and Woyzeck.
Danton's Death, Paperback (July 2010)
With its hair-raising on-rush of scenes and vivid dramatisation of complex, visionary characters, Danton's Death has a claim to be the greatest political tragedy ever written.
Lenz, Paperback (February 2010)View all books by Georg Buchner
Canetti considered "Lenz" to be THE seminal reading experience in his life. First example of modernist prose in European literature.
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Author Biography - Georg Buchner
Georg Buchner is widely acknowledged as the forefather of modern theatre. On his death at the age of 23, he left behind some outstanding dramatic works: his historical drama, Danton's Death, 'the most remarkable first play in European culture' (Guardian), the innovatory tragedy, Woyzeck, and the absurdist comedy, Leonce and Lena. He also left a powerful short story, Lenz, an important account of his research into cranial nerves, and his revolutionary pamphlet, The Hessian Courier. Howard Brenton had written for the Royal Court, the RSC, and the National before Romans in Britain (1980) was famously prosecuted by moral crusader, Mary Whitehouse. In addition to many plays, he has been a lead writer on TV's Spooks. His recent work for the stage includes Paul (National), In Extremis (Globe) and Never So Good (National).
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