Woyzeck (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)

Woyzeck (Oberon Modern Plays) By Georg Büchner, Nick Cave (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Georg Büchner, Nick Cave (Adapted by)
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Written shortly before his death at the age of twenty three, Georg B chner's Woyzeck is often described as the first 'modern' play. It tells the story of a poor soldier manipulated and abused by his 'superiors', turned into a specimen for cruel experimentation at the hands of the medical establishment, and finally betrayed by the woman he loves, with devastating consequences.

In this new adaptation of B chner's fragmented and visceral text, with original lyrics by Nick Cave, Icelandic director Gisli rn Gardarsson transposes the story to an inhuman industrial landscape, and fiercely reimagines the play's potent fusion of naturalism and expressionism.

About the Author

Nick Cave is a prolific and wrold renowned Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional film actor. He is best known for his work as a frontman of the critically acclaimed rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Ruth Little joined the Royal Court in 2007 as Literary Manager. Previously, she was Artistic Associate at the Young Vic and Literary Manager of the Soho Theatre.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781840026412
ISBN-10: 1840026413
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2006
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Oberon Modern Plays