Kaspar and Other Plays has ratings and 7 reviews. Kaspar, Peter Handke’s first full-length drama – hailed in Europe as the play of the decade and c. ‘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. Kaspar by the Austrian playwright and one of the “makers of modern drama” ( Robert Gilman), Peter Handke, is a poetic meditation on language, identity.

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Reality is never unmediated; it is “always already reproduced. We are in the same location” The validity of these words is always judged by a “public tribunal,” as Lyotard says, under the pretense of enforcing communication I make no demands.

Kaspar (Modern Plays) Peter Handke: Methuen Drama

It does not reproduce relations of dominance and subordination, it rather proclaims their arbitrariness. That is, they put “under erasure” ” sous rature kaapar according to Derrida everything the theatre stands for, namely its “unmediated otherness. The emptiness of this stage signifies nothing. Be the first to ask a question about Kaspar and Other Plays.

Handke, explaining at some length the nature of his project, observed: The stage represents the stage From the start the invisible Einsager, speaking through loudspeakers placed above the stage, bombard Kaspar’s yandke picturing of states of affairs with linguistic material endowed with an eternal, supra-class character. There is no room for ontological plurality. It does not give us the choice of accepting, rejecting or selecting.

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They have no history He now thinks that he has the qualifications required of the speaking subject, the gestures, behavior, circumstances, and the whole set of signs that must accompany the discourse.

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Irreducibly, the world is text. There have been numerous literary treatments of the story, dealing with a variety of motifs.

The principal medium of their intervention is, as mentioned, language. Felix Jorvalvong rated it really liked it Apr 12, To ask other readers questions about Kaspar and Other Playsplease sign up. Handke’s Speakers “hammer away at the very impulse to signify, the desire to see something as anything other than itself,” Roger Copeland argues Nor is there a self-present being, pure being of the kind phenomenologists like Edmund Husserl talked about. In Offending the Audience kqspar Self-Accusationhandkke “speak-ins,” Handke further explores the relationship between public performance and personal identity, forcing us to reconsider our sense of who we are and what we know.


In “an orderly room the soul also becomes orderly” One of kasparr all-time favorites.

Kaspar and Other Plays

Kaspar must be brought to speech by speech, and thus to a particular kind of knowledge that, to use Lyotard’s statement, “serves some program inherent in kaspqr xxiii. Early Modern and Renaissance Plays: In Kaspar and Other Plays. Foucault advices in his Discipline and Punish: The power the Einsager exercise on Kaspar is very calculating.

The process of defining Kaspar’s role inevitably brings him to a state of “cooperation” 68having first subjected his body to a machinery of power that broke it down and re-arranged its parts. View all 22 comments.

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Pages to import images to Wikidata Use dmy dates from April Like the Einsager’s discourse, the “intermission text” does not provide words for questions. Kristina rated it it was ok Sep 04,