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Elfriede Jelineks Burgtheater: nicht/nur für Österreich?

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Publication date2018
Host publicationElfriede Jelineks „Burgtheater“: Eine Herausforderung
Editors Pia Janke, Teresa Kovacs, Christian Schenkermayr
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherPraesens Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (print)9783706909822, 3706909820
<mark>Original language</mark>German

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PublisherPraesens Verlag


This essay investigates why Jelinek's controversial play 'Burgtheater' (first published 1982) has been staged only once - and very belatedly - in her home country of Austria. It also asks whether the material itself is of interest to non-Austrian readers and audiences and whether an English-language translation or production is conceivable. I suggest that if Jelinek's material had been written in her later, more complex, 'postdramatic' style it might indeed have been staged more often.