Kaspar: Peter Handke: is his first full-length play, Kaspar (), which depicts the foundling Kaspar Hauser as a near-speechless innocent destroyed by. ‘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. Handke’s Kaspar, Wittgenstein’s Tractates, and the successful representation of alienation. James R. Hamilton. The prologue to Peter Handke’s play Kaspar.

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Matthew Taylor rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Views Read Edit View history. Cheila rated it it was amazing May 29, Open Preview See a Problem? Sep 19, Kimley rated it really liked it Shelves: One critique summarised the theme of Kaspar thus: Kaspar did not make a lot of sense to me, even with the gloss of that paragraph I quoted above.

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Hirsuited rated it liked it Nov 26, Want to Read saving…. Via repetition and absurdity Handke throws a clarifying light on concepts of words defining reality. Jul 01, Matthieu rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Having chosen language as a vehicle, Peter Handke explores it as a means of oppression – a means of creating artificial ksspar by teaching people to comprehend the world only in terms of the speech patterns they are given.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In this play Handke “allows us to listen differently and to reflect on how language is forced upon us by a society where conformism is the norm and received speech an almost tyrannical exploitation of the individual.

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Nov 27, Sofia rated it liked it Shelves: Hhandke is about language and its ability to torture. The play could also be called speech torture. Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11; Chrome latest version, as it auto updates ; Firefox latest version, as it auto updates ; and Safari latest version, as it auto updates.

Kaspar – review

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Its run was extended three time and it was widely praised by the audience. Handke himself wrote in the prologue to the play: Mar 12, hediEh rated it it was amazing.

Oliver rated it liked it Sep 15, Lots of dancing about architecture. Handie to Book Page. I really only read Offending the Audience.

It’s very stylishly delivered, with Ryan Kiggell suggesting something of a silent-movie clown caught kaspra in a world he cannot comprehend in an epic and excellent central performance. Published first published Did have some wow moments, though. This is a dissertation of I feel shamed.

I have to accept that the second state is more likely to be due to me not understanding something, and there was a lot I didn’t understand, which m A fascinating and infuriating destruction, rebuilding and dismantling of a character through language. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy.