Das Werk

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Das Werk (The Works, sometimes translated as The Plant) is a play by the Nobel Prize winning Austrian playwright and novelist Elfriede Jelinek.

About[edit]

It premiered at the Akademietheater in Vienna on 11 April 2003, under the direction of Nicolas Stemann.[1] Based on historical events, the play depicts the suffering of workers building a large power plant in the town of Kaprun.[2] The Nazi government used slave labor for the project, then after the end of World War II, construction was completed using mostly foreign workers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Das Werk (i.e., "The Works")". Goethe-Institut. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Pages, Neil Christian (June 2010). "Jelinek, une répétition? A propos des pièces "In den Alpen" et "Das Werk"/Jelinek, eine Wiederholung? Zu den Theaterstücken "In den Alpen" und "Das Werk". Modern Austrian Literature. 43 (2): 98–100 – via EBSCOhost.
  3. ^ Honegger, Gita (January 2007). "Staging Memory: The Drama Inside the Language of Elfriede Jelinek". Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature. 31 (1): 295–297. doi:10.4148/2334-4415.1653.

Further reading[edit]

  • Dürbeck, Gabriele (2007). "Monolog und Perücke: Nicolas Stemanns Inszenierungen von El-friede Jelineks Das Werk, Babel und Ulrike Maria Stuart". In Gutjahr, Ortrud (ed.). Ulrike Maria Stuart von Elfriede Jelinek: Uraufführung am Thalia Theater Hamburg in der Inszenierung von Nicolas Stemann. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann. pp. 82–93.
  • Thieriot, Gérard; Schenkermayr, Christian (2013). "In den Alpen; Das Werk; Ein Sturz; Kein Licht". In Janke, Pia (ed.). Jelinek-Handbuch. Springer-Verlag. pp. 185–190. ISBN 978-3-476-02367-4.