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Peter Handke

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(1942– ), Austrian dramatist and novelist, who first attracted attention with his provocatively anti-theatrical Publikumsbeschimpfung (Offending the Audience, 1966). Other ...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

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2003
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Peter ( 1942 – ), Austrian dramatist and novelist, who first attracted attention with his provocatively anti-theatrical Publikumsbeschimpfung ( Offending the Audience , 1966 ). Other undramatic, plotless, characterless one-act pieces followed, until later works established Handke's serious concern with the problem of individual expression in a world overstocked with readymade concepts. In Kaspar ( 1968 ; London, 1973 ) the chief character, an innocent tabula rasa , is imprinted with conformist language and behaviour; in Der Ritt über den Bodensee ...

Handke, Peter

Handke, Peter (6 Dec. 1942)   Reference library

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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2010
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..., Peter (b. Griffen, Carinthia, Austria , 6 Dec. 1942 ) Writer of novels, stories, poems, essays, films and plays. Though better known for novels and associated screenplays (e.g. The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty , 1971 ), he has written a number of innovative plays and influential essays on theatre. Handke argues fiercely that politics have no place in the arts, and remains a controversial figure. In 1966 he interrupted an American university gathering of German writers with an outburst which ensured instant celebrity, declaring that all...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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2010
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Performing arts, Theatre
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..., Peter ( 1942 – ) Austrian playwright and novelist . His literary career began with prose works, but his controversial Publikumsbeschimpfung ( Offending the Audience , 1966 ) became one of the most widely performed ‘anti-plays’ of the 1960s. The plotless, *characterless torrent of offensive sentences went far beyond the confines of *absurd theatre. Handke rejected overtly political drama of the *Brechtian mould and instead sought to uncover the deficiencies of society by critiquing its language. His interest in Wittgenstein informed his...

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Günter Berghaus

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
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..., Peter ( 1942–  ) Austrian playwright and novelist. After studying law in Graz he established a literary career with his prose works Die Hornissen ( 1966 ), Der Hausierer ( 1967 ), and Begrüßung des Aufsichtsrats ( 1967 ). His controversial Publikumsbeschimpfung ( Offending the Audience , 1966 ) became one of the most widely performed ‘anti-plays’ of the 1960s. The plotless , characterless torrent of offensive sentences went far beyond the confines of absurd theatre, which had done much to inject new energy into post-war drama. Handke ...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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..., Peter (Griffen/Kärnten, Austria, 1942–  ), whose father was a German soldier, was brought up by his mother and stepfather. After the war the family lived for three years in East Berlin, where his step-father was a tram-driver, before returning to his mother's home village. He was educated at a Catholic boarding school, and from 1961 studied law at the university of Graz, where he also began to write, influenced by a small circle of young poets, successors to the Wiener Gruppe . In 1965 he turned to full-time writing, determined to challenge...

Peter Handke

Peter Handke  

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(1942– ),Austrian dramatist and novelist, who first attracted attention with his provocatively anti-theatrical Publikumsbeschimpfung (Offending the Audience, 1966). Other undramatic, plotless, ...
Die Wiederholung

Die Wiederholung  

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By P. Handke, published in 1986, is a story of self-discovery whose structure is based on Handke's conception of the function of ‘repetitions’, the subject of an earlier volume, Phantasien ...
Ride across Lake Constance

Ride across Lake Constance  

A: Peter Handke Pf: 1971, Berlin Pb: 1971 Tr: 1973 G: Drama in 1 act; German prose S: Elegant room with large staircase at rear, indeterminate period C: 3m, 6fEmil Jannings is dozing in a chair, ...
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter

Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter  

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A story by P. Handke, published in 1970. The goalkeeper facing the penalty kick is intended as an image of a man who does not himself initiate action but reacts ...
Offending the Audience

Offending the Audience  

AT: Tongue-Lashing A: Peter Handke Pf: 1966, Frankfurt/Main Pb: 1966 Tr: 1968 G: Drama in 1 act; German prose S: Bare stage, 1966 C: 4m or fThe audience is ushered into the theatre with even more ...
Kriminalgeschichte

Kriminalgeschichte  

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Originally a somewhat loose term, has acquired the meaning of a specialized form in which a mysterious crime is investigated and explained, and has been further narrowed down to the ...
Residenz Verlag

Residenz Verlag  

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Founded in 1956 by Wolfgang Schaffler in Salzburg, Austria, since 2004 part of the Niederösterreichisches Pressehaus. With literature, non-fiction and children’s books (see 15), Residenz Verlag ...
anti-play

anti-play  

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A theatre work in which the creator sets out to subvert and counter the theatrical conventions of the day, e.g. by the use of long silences, inactivity, nonsequential plotting or ...
Kaspar

Kaspar  

A: Peter Handke Pf: 1968, Frankfurt-am-Main Pb: 1967 Tr: 1969 G: Drama in 1 act (65 scenes); German prose and free verse S: Bare stage, indeterminate period C: 6m, 3 voices (m or f)Kaspar, an ...
Delphine Seyrig

Delphine Seyrig  

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(1932–90),Lebanese-born French actress, who became well known in the early 1960s through Resnais's film L'Année dernière à Marienbad and her performance as Nina in Chekhov's The Seagull. The ...
Nimrod Theatre Company

Nimrod Theatre Company  

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Founded in Sydney in 1970 by John Bell, Richard Wherrett and Ken Horler, this was for over a decade Australia's most innovative company. From the outset its hallmark was its ...
Gruppe 47

Gruppe 47  

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Informal German-language authors’ association founded in 1947 and headed by Hans Werner Richter. Highly important to German postwar literature, the group met yearly to read and discuss members’ work ...
Austria

Austria  

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At the beginning of the twentieth century Austrian theatre's outstanding figures were members of the Young Vienna group of artists, the playwrights Hermann Bahr, Arthur Schnitzler and Hugo Von ...
Julien Schoenaerts

Julien Schoenaerts  

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(1925–2006)Greatest Flemish actor of the post-war period. After his studies at the Studio Herman Teirlinck in Antwerp, Schoenaerts joined the Royal Dutch theatre (National Theatre) in Antwerp, acted ...
Chelsea Theatre Center

Chelsea Theatre Center  

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One of the leading Off-Off-Broadway companies, set up in 1965 under the direction of Robert Kalfin and for the next 25 years was to stage American productions of some of ...

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