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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Kaspar is the most extraordinary and impressive play to date by Peter Handke. Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Mehdi rated it really liked it Jan handk, You can explain to yourself how it goes with you. Individuals can also invent themselves using the language. Avant-garde Austrian novelist and playwright. In KasparHandke writes: Be the first to ask a question about Kaspar and Other Plays.

Felix Jorvalvong rated it really liked it Apr 12, Lauren rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Maybe not–there’s a YouTube video of an adaptation of Offending the Audience that looks fairly recent.

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I haven’t watched it all, but it seems to conform to the general idea of Handke’s piece. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. May 31, InternetRex rated it it was amazing.


Please note that print inspection copies are only available in UK and Republic of Ireland. One of my all-time favorites. Anthony rated it really liked it May 30, Kaspar is a play by Peter Handke.

Raped, in a good way, dirty, offended, facefucked with words, sentences and words, ramming nonsense down my hahdke, exhausting body, mind, eyes, mind, through constant repetition making words meaningless and meaningfull at the same time.

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Kaspar and Other Plays

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I cant really say anything else than read it, watch it, enjoy it, hate it. As the words begin to coincide with reality, Kaspar learns to manipulate both. Via repetition and absurdity Handke throws a clarifying light on concepts of words defining reality. Kaspar and Other Plays by Peter Handke.

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hqndke His body of work has been awarded numerous literary prizes. There was nothing on the Wikipedia page about these three plays at all. To ask other readers questions about Kasparplease sign up. In this play Handke “allows us to listen differently and to reflect on how language is forced upon us by a society where conformism is the norm and received speech an almost tyrannical exploitation of the individual.


Y ou wouldn’t go to Austrian playwright Peter Handke’s play, inspired by the story of the handoe teenager discovered in Nuremberg hamdke had been raised in isolation and who could speak only one sentence, for a fun night out, any more than you would go to see King Lear expecting a feel-good factor. Handke himself wrote in the prologue to the play: You can unsubscribe from newsletters at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any newsletter.

Elaine Foster rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Arnie rated it really liked it Nov 10, Retrieved from ” https: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,page and Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences KasparPeter Handke’s first full-length drama – hailed in Europe kaspaf “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.