Heiner Muller s the Hamletmachine

Heiner Muller s the Hamletmachine

Degrees of openness -- A politics in the chaos -- Notes -- 4 Staging The Hamletmachine -- A machine aesthetic -- The personal is the political -- Unforeseen commonalities -- Notes -- Conclusion -- Note -- Index

Author: David Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138192775

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Page: 66

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"At first glance, readers of The Hamletmachine could be forgiven for wondering whether it is actually a play at all: it opens with a montage of texts that are not ascribed to a character, there is no vestige of a plot, and the whole piece lasts a total of ten pages. Yet this play regularly features in the repertoires of theatres and is frequently staged by university theatre departments. This book examines why such a seemingly obscure piece for the theatre has proved so popular. Readers will be introduced to Müller as an experimental, politically committed writer who seeks to confront the shortcomings of his age in a compact and radically open play. The chapters help unpick the complexities of the writing, consider the problems Müller poses for performance and discuss two exemplary productions in order to show how the play can engage very different audiences."--
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Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the Stage

Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the Stage

This best-selling volume contains several of the German author's most controversial dramas, in which he radically questions how culture, myth, art, and social relations create history.

Author: Professor Heiner M]ller

Publisher: New York : Performing Arts Journal Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015011562785

Category: Drama

Page: 140

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This best-selling volume contains several of the German author's most controversial dramas, in which he radically questions how culture, myth, art, and social relations create history. Includes: "Hamletmachine, Correction, The Task, Quartet, Despoiled Shore," and "Gundling's Life." One of the most original theatrical minds of our time, Muller, who resided in East Berlin before his death in 1995, was a frequent collaborator of Robert Wilson.
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Hamletmachine

Hamletmachine

Author: Heiner Müller

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:692037313

Category: Promptbooks

Page: 32

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Hamletmachine Onstage

Hamletmachine Onstage

Author: Eva Elisabeth Brenner

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ISBN: OCLC:956651740

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Page: 783

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Heiner M ller After Shakespeare

Heiner M  ller After Shakespeare

A volume of plays of the world-renowned author, Heiner Müller.

Author: Heiner Müller

Publisher: Paj Publication

ISBN: 1555541526

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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A volume of plays of the world-renowned author, Heiner Müller.
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Heiner M ller Germania

Heiner M  ller  Germania

In this collection of essays, stories, and interviews conducted by Sylvere Lotringer, Muller reflects on the laws of history from the standpoint of someone straddling the Berlin Wall.

Author: Heiner Müller

Publisher: Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000290150

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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Reflections on the laws of history from the standpoint of someone straddling the Berlin Wall. Heiner Muller, East German author of Hamletmachine and Medea, was the preeminent German successor of Bertholt Brecht at the end of the twentieth century. In this collection of essays, stories, and interviews conducted by Sylvere Lotringer, Muller reflects on the laws of history from the standpoint of someone straddling the Berlin Wall. Muller saw the wall as both repression and protection of his compatriots from the inevitable triumph of capitalism. His work evokes the wit and compactness of Brecht, with an added psychotropic dimension. Haunted by World War II, Muller was a leading figure in European contemporary literature, whose writing anticipates a future beyond the bipolarity of twentieth-century politics.
Categories: Political Science

The Theater of Heiner M ller

The Theater of Heiner M  ller

The revised and enlarged edition of the first comprehensive English-language study of the work of Heiner Muller, widely regarded as Bertolt Brecht's spiritual heir and as one of the most important German playwrights of the twentieth century ...

Author: Jonathan Kalb

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879109653

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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The revised and enlarged edition of the first comprehensive English-language study of the work of Heiner Muller, widely regarded as Bertolt Brecht's spiritual heir and as one of the most important German playwrights of the twentieth century. "Kalb's quest to try and penetrate some of the surfaces of what he calls this 'glacially infuriating writer' is engrossing, and he negotiates his own ambivalences and reservations about Muller as theatre-maker and man with both honesty and adroitness...As a piece of scholarship [this] is a breathtaking tour de force." -Mary Luckhurst, New Theatre Quarterly
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Encyclopedia of German Literature

Encyclopedia of German Literature

... ®aEin inkommensurables Produkt, geschrieben zur Selbstverständigung«: Die
Hamletmaschine, ̄ in Heiner Müller: ... 1989 Girshausen, Theo, editor, Die
Hamletmaschine: Heiner Müllers Endspiel, Cologne: Prometh, 1978 Guntermann
, ...

Author: Matthias Konzett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135941291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1136

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Adaptations of Shakespeare

Adaptations of Shakespeare

Heiner Muller was horn in eastern Germany in I929. In I945 ... After the fall of the
East Bloc, Muller was forced to rethink his position in the world and the political
role of his theatre (see Croyden, Hofele). He died ... Hamletmachine Heiner
Müller.

Author: Daniel Fischlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134692095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Shakespeare's plays have been adapted or rewritten in various, often surprising, ways since the seventeenth century. This groundbreaking anthology brings together twelve theatrical adaptations of Shakespeares work from around the world and across the centuries. The plays include The Woman's Prize or the Tamer Tamed John Fletcher The History of King Lear Nahum Tate King Stephen: A Fragment of a Tragedy John Keats The Public (El P(blico) Federico Garcia Lorca The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Bertolt Brecht uMabatha Welcome Msomi Measure for Measure Charles Marowitz Hamletmachine Heiner Müller Lears Daughters The Womens Theatre Group & Elaine Feinstein Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief Paula Vogel This Islands Mine Philip Osment Harlem Duet Djanet Sears Each play is introduced by a concise, informative introduction with suggestions for further reading. The collection is prefaced by a detailed General Introduction, which offers an invaluable examination of issues related to
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mise en Scene of Postmodern Groundlessness microform Perception and Subjectivity in Robert Wilson s Hamletmachine

Mise en Scene of Postmodern Groundlessness  microform    Perception and Subjectivity in Robert Wilson s Hamletmachine

Wilson's approach to scenography, the performer's body, the recitation of the text, the intertextuality and metatheatricality of his works, and his visual-spatial resistance to linear narrative and historiography are all examined.

Author: Cordula Quint

Publisher: Library and Archives Canada = Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

ISBN: 0494027657

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Page: 466

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This study of Robert Wilson's theatre investigates how some of the theoretical and historical challenges of postmodernism emerge in his comprehensive deconstruction of mainstream theatre practices. Wilson's landmark production of Heiner Muller's Hamletmachine (1986) is examined as a primary example of how the confluence between artistic practice and critical theory manifests itself in the director's treatment of the visual, acoustic, spatial and kinetic sign-systems of the stage. The mise en scene displays highly sophisticated variations on most of the recurring artistic techniques the director had previously used for the mises en scene of his own texts from 1967 to 1987. Wilson's approach to scenography, the performer's body, the recitation of the text, the intertextuality and metatheatricality of his works, and his visual-spatial resistance to linear narrative and historiography are all examined. The discussion will bring unresolved oppositions between modern and postmodern concepts of space, time, subjectivity and agency and his typically postmodern cultivation of simultaneity and collage, irony, paradox and aporia into focus. A final comparison between the director and the dramatist will comment on their chief differences. Wilson's aesthetics is founded largely on a poststructural view of the subject and of agency. For him, "the subject" is essentially ideological in constitution, and the performance text of Hamletmachine essentially elaborates a sophisticated and nuanced argument with the historicist perspective of the dramatist. Here, the discussion sheds light on the political ambivalence of Wilson's work. He has often been attacked for creating an elitist and solipsistic theatre, and one discovers a risk of political complicity in his insistence on non-closure, in the machine-like inertia of his performers and in his own reluctance to exercise his agency politically.
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Perspectives on Gender in Post 1945 German Literature

Perspectives on Gender in Post 1945 German Literature

This chapter looks at two works that revisit and revise mythical figures from the
Western cultural tradition from a contemporary perspective: Heiner Müller's 1977
performance text1 Die Hamletmaschine (The Hamletmachine) and Christa Wolf's
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Author: Georgina Paul

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571134233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Masculinist and feminist worldviews in post-1945 German literature, and the possibility of a dynamic reconceptualization of human subjectivity.
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Theatremachine

Theatremachine

This book journeys through Muller's diverse structures over the last 40 years to present a selection of playtexts, poems, short prose and essays.

Author: Heiner Müller

Publisher: Fager and Faber

ISBN: 0571175287

Category: German literature

Page: 183

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This book journeys through Muller's diverse structures over the last 40 years to present a selection of playtexts, poems, short prose and essays. A comprehensive introduction to Muller's work is provided by the translator, Marc von Henning.
Categories: German literature

Critical Vices

Critical Vices

ROBERT WILSON'S ADAPTION—OR TRANSmutation—of the German
playwright Heiner Müller's Hamletmachine typifies both the relatively textual,
monodimensional quality of Müller's postmodernity, and the more dynamic,
multimedia vision ...

Author: Nicholas Zurbrugg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135299972

Category: Art

Page: 276

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Heiner M ller Reader

A Heiner M  ller Reader

Plays, Poetry, Prose Heiner Müller Carl Weber. 1982 1983 1984 1985 Premiere
... The first volume of Müller's writings in English , Hamletmachine , is published
by Performing Arts Journal Publications , New York . The Shakespeare
adaptation ...

Author: Heiner Müller

Publisher: Performing Arts Journal Books

ISBN: 0801865786

Category: Drama

Page: 244

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Heiner Muller lived through Germany's tumultuous history from Hitler's rise through Soviet occupation to the building and eventual demolition of the Berlin Wall. One of his earliest memories was of his father being beaten by Brownshirts and taken away to a concentration c& later, Muller chose to stay in the Soviet Zone even when his father defected to the West. His work presents a phantasmagoric vision of culture and history. Though a committed Marxist, Muller loathed the East German government, and his works were often censured for their caustic portrait of a Germany whose history was an unending act of division and violence.
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Beyond Postmodernism

Beyond Postmodernism

Thus I find a brief, punning remark by Heiner Müller – besides Coetzee's laconic
comment, probably the most summary ... Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the
Stage (New York: Performing Arts Journal Publication, 1984), 137. these ...

Author: Klaus Stierstorfer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110177226

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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After the veritable hype concerning postmodernism in the 1980s and early 1990s, when questions about when it began, what it means and which texts it comprises were apt to trigger heated discussions, the excitement has notably cooled down at the turn of the century. Voices are now beginning to be heard which seem to suggest a new episteme in the making which points beyond postmodernism, while it remains at the same time very uncertain whether what appears as newness is not rather a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises, and authorial practices. Contributors to this volume propose to explore new openings and recent developments in anglophone literatures and cultural theories which engage with issues seen to be central in the construction of a postmodern paradigm, but deal with them in ways that promise new openings or a new Zeitgeist.
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International Dictionary of Theatre Playwrights

International Dictionary of Theatre  Playwrights

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015079644640

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1218

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A dictionary of playwrights which contains 485 entries, each of which includes biographical information on the playwright, complete lists of published works (with dates of performance) and a bibliography of critical studies on the playwright.
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History of European Drama and Theatre

History of European Drama and Theatre

63 Heiner Müller, Hamlet-Machine, in Theatremachine, trans. Marc von Henning,
Boston and London: Faber and Faber, 1995, pp. 85–94. Quotation here, p. 87. 64
Gundling's Life, in Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the Stage by Heiner ...

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134678617

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include: * ancient Greek theatre * Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière * the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama * the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz * romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy * the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski * the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller. Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.
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A Director Prepares

A Director Prepares

The production was Heiner Müller«s Hamletmachine performed by
undergraduate acting students at New York University. The rehearsal was
scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. I arrived early to find a buoyant atmosphere. In the
back row of the ...

Author: Anne Bogart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134556885

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 168

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A Director Prepares is a thought-provoking examination of the challenges of making theatre. In it, Anne Bogart speaks candidly and with wisdom of the courage required to create 'art with great presence'. Each chapter tackles one of the seven major areas Bogart has identified as both potential partner and potential obstacle to art-making. They are Violence; Memory; Terror; Eroticism; Stereotype; Embarrassment; and Resistance. Each one can be used to generate extraordinary creative energy, if we know how to use it. A Director Prepares offers every practitioner an extraordinary insight into the creative process. It is a handbook, Bible and manifesto, all in one. No other book on the art of theatre comes even close to offering this much understanding, experience and inspiration.
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