Die Humanisten

1F / 3M

A meeting between two Nobel Prize winners whose fraternization is clearly marked by elite consciousness, nationalism and chauvinism, until they themselves fall victim to the Nazis. Jandl intends his play, spoken in a manner lacking all conjugations, to be “a sort of Endgame.” It releases the audience from the theatre into “the non-theatre of their world, where they are supposed to carefully rediscover their own speech.”

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Ernst Jandl

Ernst Jandl

Ernst Jandl (born in 1925, died in 2000 in Vienna) studied German and English language and literature at the University of Vienna, did his doctoral thesis in 1950 and worked as a grammar school teacher in Vienna until 1979. His breakthrough as ...

Plays by Ernst Jandl






U: 26.10.1976 Vereinigte Bühnen Graz/steirischer herbst (R: Ernst Jandl / Peter Lotschak)