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Woyzeck (MacKendrick)

Georg Buchner, John MacKendrick

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 10m

Woyzeck
by Georg Bí_chner
Translated by John MacKendrick

This anti-romantic and starkly realistic tragedy is about a common'soldier, Woyzeck, who attempts to make sense out of life in the face of the intolerance of those about him who think him stupid. Driven mad by external forces — inhuman military disci…

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    3f, 10m
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  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
This anti-romantic and starkly realistic tragedy is about a common'soldier, Woyzeck, who attempts to make sense out of life in the face of the intolerance of those about him who think him stupid. Driven mad by external forces — inhuman military discipline, environment, class and religion — he'slaughters his wife and then drowns himself. Buchner's portrayal is ironic and compassionate: the play was a remarkable nineteenth-century call for the need for social reform.

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  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Setting: Various interior and exterior settings

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3f, 10m
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Georg Buchner

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John MacKendrick

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