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Hamletmachine and Other Texts for the Stage

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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, Müller, who resided in East Berlin before ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by PAJ Publications (first published June 1st 1984)
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Reading this collection, it totally makes sense that Robert Wilson would team up with Muller on his gigantic the CIVIL warS project for the '84 Olympics.
Overall, some very good plays (some clearly better than others).
What is most apparent throughout is Muller's love for the word and his seeming desire to turn the imagery of dreams into allegories for our world. The success his plays depend on how successfully he melds these two seemingly disparate elements. Hamlet-machine, his most famous play,
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This is rigorous reading especially for those unfamiliar with Muller's subject and style. An old buddy of mine took me to see this play maybe 18 years ago and since then Hamlet Machine has been on my mind. I thought this book would be the best way to get into the mind of its creator and learn more about this modern masterpiece for theatre-drama.
Hamlet Machine cambió la manera de pensar la dramaturgia. Es un parteaguas en el teatro de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Leerla es un gozo y un riesgo, supone una ruptura con la noción de personaje y la noción de representación teatral. Supongo que emprender la puesta en escena de este texto debe ser muy difícil.
brilliant, amazingly difficult to perform, memorizing the lines took forever but getting to play hamlet - well, what girl doesn't want to do that
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