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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You might see more of Artaud in a text like Hamletmachine.

Enlightenment is the coffin He was buried in, and it is putrefying with His corpse. Watching this production, and Titus last year, it felt like listening to an essay being performed, like the plays quartett written to be read not performed.

This style of poetic delivery is a hard ask for actors: Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in quatret your Goodreads account. He certainly wrote dialogue For the first thirty seconds I thought we were in for something special in Queen Lear. The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of citation and footnoting.

Review: Quartet ~ theatre notes

The first Muller production I ever saw was by an extraordinary Greek company, Attis Theatre a production of Medeamaterial quqrtet by Theodoros Terzopoulos. The opening stage directions bookend the birth and death of Enlightenment Europe: What do you think? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


This book is muler yet featured on Listopia. I think that the only time I’ve seen it successfully achieved is in Steve Berkoff’s National Theatre production of Salomewhen performers would move front stage to speak Wilde’s poetic perorations to the moon in a thrilling theatrical sprachgesung.

Quartet by Heiner Müller

The two conspire to seduce Merteuil’s virginal niece, Volange, and the virtuous wife Madame de Tourvel, breaking and abusing them for their amusement. It was cold and loud and brightly lit.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Baal, the first king of the Christian Hell, best known to us as Beelzebub.

Quartet (Müller)

He wrested literature from the hands of the police, the theatre from the hands of medicine. Emanuelle Jubinville rated it it was ok Nov 12, Everything was bent to the purpose. Tragelehn the chance to premier the work there, the GDR’s cultural czars offered no objection. But for all my reservations, this is an eye-catchingly impressive production, which firmly places A is for Quxrtet in the ranks of companies to watch.

Quartetbased on Choderos de Laclos’s epistolary novel Hheiner Liaisons Dangereuses also the source of a celebrated adaptation by Christopher Hampton is a case in point. Wednesday, August 26, Review: Baal, pagan Lord of Heaven, god of rain and fertility. Alaaminawi added it Jan 23, Platonovby Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by Simon Stone. Yes, theatre is a many splendoured thing, and thank god for that.


While it heienr be possible, at least for me, to compare productions, many thanks for these notes, which whet the appetite. Orange marked it as to-read Aug 19, A new performance criticism website from Alison Croggon and Robert Reid.

His texts blossom under the sun of torture that is shining myller equal force on all continents of this planet. But here civilisation and culture are simply baubles that adorn decaying flesh: Giampaolo Gabbi rated it really liked it May 24, The lightning that split Artaud’s consciousness was Nietzsche’s experience that thinking might be the last joy of mankind.

And then there’s that gap between theory and practice – I don’t think even Artaud only used dialogue as incantation. Muller’s definitely a great writer for kuller theatre, in my heijer anyway, even if what he points towards is hard to achieve. It would be intriguing to see what Wilson made of it.

But as I said earlier, I’m a bit unsure on how I feel about his writing- whether it translates from page to stage. For your New York readers like myselfAlison: