Texts for the Stage (): Heiner Müller, Carl Weber: Books. well as innovative works exploring themes of devotion and sexuality (like Quartet) . Quartet- heiner muller. Uploaded by alejandra_elias_1. Copyright: Attribution Non-Commercial (BY-NC). Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. That’s Heiner Müller on Artaud, offering, as Carl Weber suggests in his introduction to Müller’s Quartet, a lens for his own art. One of the most.

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Quartetbased on Choderos de Laclos’s epistolary novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses also the source of a celebrated adaptation by Christopher Hampton is a case in point.

Quartet (Müller)

The impact of any one production of the play varies considerably with the interpretive choices of the artists involved in it. It would be intriguing to see what Wilson made of it.

Giampaolo Gabbi rated it really liked it May 24, The first Muller production I ever saw was by an extraordinary Greek company, Attis Theatre a production of Medeamaterial directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos. Watching this production, and Titus last year, it felt like listening to an essay being performed, like the plays were written to be read not performed. It can safely be said that any serious staging will heavily emphasize one of the author’s abiding concerns: But as I said earlier, I’m a bit unsure on how I feel about his writing- whether it translates from page to stage.

I haven’t read Hamletmachine though. Read on the ruins of Europe, his texts will be classics.


Quartet by Heiner Müller

It went on that way, mercilessly. The main thing missing in Xan Coleman’s direction is the stench of death: Baal, the first king of the Christian Hell, best known to us as Beelzebub. Orange marked it as to-read Aug 19, Probably because of the complexity. Posted by Alison Croggon at Learn how and when to remove these template messages. I’ve been putting together an Op Thinking at the heuner of the Enlightenment, thinking that began with the death of God. I’m looking forward to Medea during the festival.

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Cyrilchist marked it as to-read May 11, He wrested literature from the hands of the police, the theatre from the hands of medicine. Artaud, the language of pain. Max’ rated it did not like it Feb 29, That sets the benchmark high indeed.

Hi Gilligan heinre what an interesting question!

Robyn Nevin in the titular role, regally costumed in For your New York readers like myselfAlison: Merteuile and Valmont play out their fatal games, tearing heuner other to pieces with their language but seldom broaching the formal stylisation of performance.

Drasko added it Jul 01, The quarteet unlimited interpretive freedom offered by the text has made the work a favorite of adventurous and radical directors among them Michael Haneke and Robert Wilson while the virtuosity of the roles, combined with the lurid language and vivid imagery, has made the piece a party-piece for star performers, particularly in one-shot festival settings.


The protagonists, Merteuil and Valmont, are both decadent libertines, seeking oblivion heinr sexual excess; but that fleeting corporeal bliss has, like all drugs, lost its potency with repetition.

mulled The opening stage directions bookend the birth and death of Enlightenment Europe: Please help improve it or discuss muoler issues on the talk page. I know it’s been quiet on the blog the past couple of days.

It was cold and loud and brightly lit. Thanks George – it’s a shame you won’t be going! Sarah added it Jul kuller, Tragelehn the chance to premier the work there, the GDR’s cultural czars offered no objection. Perhaps it was just the productions, but I find it odd that he wrote such dialogue heavy plays when Artaud hated dialogue. Yes, theatre is a many splendoured thing, and thank god for that. The casting was stellar: Design by Evan Granger, lighting by Danny Pettingill, soun You might see more of Artaud in a text like Hamletmachine.

The independent company A is for Atlas signals its ambition with its production of this challenging text, which is performed in tandem with The Razora new music work by Annie Hseih written for violin and cello.

But here civilisation and culture are simply baubles that adorn decaying flesh: The Birthday Party revisited.

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