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A new translation of the Büchner play considered the forerunner of most modern drama.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Nick Hern Books (first published 1879)
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Lisa
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One tends not to like what highschool teachers have to teach.

However, when I read Woyzeck (and watched the haunting film too) in school, I knew that this was something out of the ordinary, like an honest review of the casual cruelty that people in power indulge in until the cruelty explodes in the face of stunned society, pretending they didn't see it coming because they didn't care to develop empathy while there was still time.

Wind up a human being long enough, and something painful will happ
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Manybooks
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys German literature, especially German drama
Woyzeck is a play that is harsh, often vicious and like most of Georg Büchner's opus, much ahead of its time. Not all that difficult to read and understand if one's level of German is above basic intermediate, Woyzeck tugs at all emotions and provides ample food for thought, reflection and discussion. Highly recommended, and as an adjunct, I also suggest watching the film version of Woyzeck, starring the late, great Klaus Kinski (who for me absolutely epitomises the character of Woyzeck, of a so ...more
Tara
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بله جناب سروان . تقوا . ولي هنوز گيرم نيومده . ببينيد ، ما مردم عامي تقوامون كجا بوده ؟ طبيعت اينجوري ميخواد . ولي من اگه يه ارباب بودم با يه كلاه و يه ساعت و يه دست كت و شلوار انگليسي و يک نطق قشنگ و جذاب ، اون موقه ميتونستم آدم با تقوايي باشم .
واسه داشتن تقوا آدم بايد خوب و برازنده باشه ، جناب سروان . ولي من يه مرد فقير هستم !
Uroš Đurković
Zanimljivo je koliko fascinantnih nedovršenih dela ima u nemačkoj književnosti – od Kafkinih romana, preko Čoveka bez svojstava, do Feliksa Krula.

Postoje dela za koja smo smatrali da su dovrešena, ali su njihovi delovi izgubljeni (Sapfo, Dundo Maroje). Postoje dela koja najverovatnije nisu ni bila dovršena iako su predstavljena kao da jesu (Osman). Postoje spaljena dela (Mrtve duše). Postoje prekinuta dela (Toma Akvinski prekinuo je nakon prosvetljenja pisanje Summa Theologiae, Dejvid Foster Vol
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صان
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
ریویوی دوم، سال ۲۰۲۰
ویتسک یه نمایش‌نامه‌س که از لحاظ ساختار متن و لحن دیالوگ‌ها و ضرب‌آهنگ و تم، اکسپرسیونیستی به حساب میاد. اما در سال ۱۸۳۶ نوشته شده. ۸۰ سال بعده که تازه چنین نهضتی به وجود میاد و این کلمه معنا پیدا می‌کنه. برای همین نمایش‌نامه پیشرویی هست و از لحاظ تاریخی مهم.
داستان این نمایشنامه از روی واقعیت نوشته شده اما نویسنده در ۲۳ سالگی بر اثر تیفوس می‌میره و نمایش‌نامه نیمه‌کاره باقی می‌مونه. بعد از اون مترجم‌هایی یا نویسنده‌هایی میان و داستان رو کامل می کنن و گاهی هم نیمه‌کاره همونطور
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Cemre
May 06, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tatbikat Sahnesi'nin "Woyzeck Masalı" uyarlamasını izlemeden önce okumak istemiştim, iyi ki okuyup gitmişim. Aksi takdirde oyunu bu şekliyle anlamak pek mümkün olmazdı diye düşünüyorum.

Oyun metnine gelecek olursak... Parası ve gücü olanların her türlü rezilliği yapıp kendilerinden maddi anlamda daha kötü durumda olanları nasıl ikiyüzlü bir şekilde eleştirdiklerini, kullandıklarını çarpıcı bir şekilde gösteriyor Woyzeck.
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John Hatley
It is a genuine pity that Büchner was unable to complete this play. The fragment that was published after his untimely death at the age of 23, demonstrates his superior skills as a dramatist. It is based on an historical event. In a fit of jealousy, Woyzeck murders his lover. The historical figure was condemned to death and executed.
Several authors completed Büchner's original fragment and Woyzeck has become one of the more frequently performed plays in German theatres.
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Eulili
Jan 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What was that? That was awful...
Mohammad Javad
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
۱۵ سالم بود. روی نیمکت آخر کلاس نشسته بودم، کنار مهدی. زنگ دینی بود، یادم نمیاد اسم معلم‌ چی بود ولی یادمه لقبی که بچه‌ها براش گذاشته بودن رو. اومد. شروع کرد. هیچ‌وقت از روی کتاب درس نمی‌داد. داشت از خدا و زندگی می‌گفت، نگو چی می‌گفت که یادم نیست. منم برآشفته از حال جوونی و کتاب‌هایی که خونده بودم و بحث‌هایی که سر این‌جور چیزا با وحید، کتاب‌فروشی که لائیک بود، کرده بودم، از سر این‌که احساس می‌کردم خیلی می‌فهمم، بلند شدم به اعتراض، به مقابله با حرف‌های معلم، درباره خدا، دین. اولین و آخرین باری بو ...more
Teresa
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: n-alemanha, g-teatro, e4
Georg Büchner nasceu na Alemanha em 1813. Enquanto estudante de medicina interessou-se por literatura francesa e política, envolvendo-se em causas revolucionárias contra a injustiça social. Perseguido pelas autoridades, fugiu para a Suíça onde, além de escrever, foi professor de anatomia. Morreu de tifo aos 23 anos.

Woyzeck foi a última peça de Büchner, que ficou inacabada. Com base em quatro manuscritos esta peça deu origem a várias representações teatrais, filmes, bailados e à extraordinária ó
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Best
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh my God, German, why you gotta be so friggin' difficult? I wanted to cry so many times reading this.
First modern drama. Catalyst for German Naturalist movement. Psychological realism. Man is free, but society is corrupted and immoral and fucked up, so we're all fucked up. Stab that bitch dead. Suffering is pointless but inevitable. Oh, life is just bullshit, isn't it?

I admired this play for its brevity (Bücher died before he finished it, but still) and yet its ability to mean so much.
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Anna
Dec 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 bis 2.75

Ich mag Büchner eigentlich, aber hiermit konnte ich wenig anfangen, auch wenn ich natürlich weiß, dass das Werk nie beendet werden konnte
Neda
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play
ویتسک تصویری است از باتلاقی که انسان های بیچاره و مظلوم در آن گرفتار می شوند و هر تکانی در راه رهایی از این منجلاب، آنها را عمیق تر به کام خود می کشد. ویتسک و ماری در این نمایشنامه دو موجود پاک هستند که به دنبال فرجامی نیک از این زندگی اند اما هر دو به واسطه دشمنان دوست نمای خود (سروان، دکتر، آندره) که نمادی از خیانت و دو رویی جامعه هستند، به ورطه هلاکت و روابط ناسالم انسانی کشیده می شوند و در نهایت در این باتلاق فرو می روند.
Lily
It felt wrong to give less than three stars; I cannot pin down why, exactly.
Perhaps because it’s so very intriguing, because it was made to be acted out, because the artist’s eye roves the pages and sees so much potential—

strange, this book. So little words, a tangled mess, yet so full.
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Bettie
Feb 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bettie by: Brazilliant Laura and Radio 3
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Peyman Talebi
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
نمایشنامه ویتسک اثری ست بی توجه به داستان. در این نمایشنامه با تعداد قابل ملاحظه ای صحنه و پرسوناژ روبرو هستیم که این صحنه ها غالبا بسیار کوتاه و دیالوگ محور هستند. هرکدام از این صحنه ها ساختاری مجزا و متفاوت دارند و برای انتقال مفهومی خاص پایه ریزی شده اند. چند و چون و چگونگی این صحنه ها خط اصلی داستان نمایش را می سازند که همین ویژگی باعث دراماتیک شدن و تقویت وجه بصری کار می شود.
وجه درونی شخصیت های نمایشنامه به مرور و بعد از اجرای صحنه ها مختلف آرام آرام برای مخاطب آشکار می شود و در این مسیر پی
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Manzar Rezaee
امثال ما فقط گرفتار درد و مصیبتیم،چه توی این دنیا،چه توی اون دنیا.به نظر من اگه پامون حتا به بهشت هم برسه،اون جا هم سر و کارمون با صاعقه است.
ص13
امکانش زیاده.آدمیزاد!امکانش زیاده.هوای خوبی داریم،جناب سروان.نگاه کنین،آسمون چقدر قشنگه،گرفته،خاکستریه؛آدم دلش می خواد بره بالای یه چوب و خودش رو حلق آویز کنه,اون هم فقط به خاطر مرزبین آره با نه و باز هم آره با نه.جناب سروان آره یا نه؟ آیا باعث و بانی نه آره است و آره باعث و بانی نه؟
ص45
هر آدمی یه گودال عمیقه؛وقتی توش نگاه میکنی سرت گیج می ره.
ص49
روحم؛بوی
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Çağdaş T
Hasan Kuruyazıcı'nın önsözünü okumasaydım oyundan pek bir şey anlayamazdım.
Büchner 'in kısa ömrüne sığdırdığı 3 oyundan biri.
Kısa bir alıntı:
"Her insan bir uçurumdur; başın döner dibine baktın mı! "
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Mustapha
ما مردم بدبخت، با این همه کار زیر آفتاب تو خواب هم باید عرق بریزیم
Haman
Nov 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: play
امثال ما فقط گرفتار درد و مصیبتیم, چه توی این دنیا, چه توی ان دنیا به نظر من اگه پامون به بهشت هم برسه, اون جا هم سروکارمون با صاعقه است
Joje
Aug 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A constant in my life since I read it my first year of college. I saw it once in Vienna and again in Paris with an IB class. I wish I'd been able to see Tom Waits's version. ...more
S
Aug 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Woyzeck as a victim of society. If you loved this book as much as I did, Werner Herzog's film adaptation starring Klaus Kinski is a must see. ...more
Paulina (infinitechapters)
Wow, this is utter nonsense
Anni
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So schade, dass Büchner es nicht beenden konnte. An sich ist es wirklich gut, aber es ist so schwer das Ganze zu verstehen, da es nicht vollständig ist.
Lia

I read this play for the second time today, since it was one of the required reads for my Advanced German Literature class (not sure if my knowledge of German lit is that advanced, yet here we are...) and I think this work deserves more than a star-rating and not even a comment.



People of his time didn't like Georg Büchner. He had uncomfortable thoughts and liked to share those uncomfortable thoughts with the world, with a writing style and an interest in the psychology of characters that is basi

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Karl Georg Büchner was a German dramatist and writer of prose. He was the brother of physician and philosopher Ludwig Büchner. Georg Büchner's talent is generally held in great esteem in Germany. It is widely believed that, but for his early death, he might have attained the significance of such central German literary figures as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller.

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“Slowly, Woyzeck, take it slowly. One thing after another one. You make me feel giddy. - What am I supposed to do with the ten minutes you save rushing that way? What use are they to me? Think about it, Woyzeck; you've got a good thirty years left. Thirty years. That makes three hundred and sizty months - and then there's days, hours, minutes! What're you going to do with such a monstrous amount of time? Eh? Space it out a bit, Woyzeck.” 14 likes
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