Buchner: Complete Plays

Buchner: Complete Plays

by Georg Buchner, Anthony Meech, Howard Brenton, Jane Fry
     
 

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The complete collection of Büchner's plays in one volume

Büchner 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

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The complete collection of Büchner's plays in one volume

Büchner 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413140906
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/12/1987
Series:
World Classics Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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Georg Büchner 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.

Howard Brenton is a British dramatist, noted for his controversial political plays of the 1970s and 80s. He became resident dramatist at the Royal Court in 1972, following on from David Hare. His plays include Revenge, Brassneck (a collaboration with David Hare), The Churchill Play, Epsom Downs, The Romans in Britain, Pravda (also a colloboration with Hare), Berlin Bertie, Paul, Never So Good, and In Extremis. He also wrote the TV programme Spooks and has translated many plays into English. In 2011 he won a Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Play for his Anne Boleyn.

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