Claus Peymann

  • Claus Peymann – Thomas Bernhard: Die Jagdgesellschaft AKA The Hunting Party (1974)

    1971-1980AustriaClaus PeymannDramaPerformance

    Thomas Bernhard’s “Die Jagdgesellschaft”
    Directed by Claus Peymann
    Recorded in 1974 at Burgtheater Vienna

    The bark-beetle has invaded the big forest of the general, just as a fatal illness has into the body of its owner. The general is suffering from eye cataract, preventing him from seeing the symptoms of the trees’ decline, just as he is unable to see his own rottening. His wife and the writer discuss these circumstances for two scenes, until the general discovers the fact himself in the third one. Now he is going to take appropriate action.
    “The actors this evening were of peerless mastery. It’s impossible to imagine a better realization of this piece!” Frankfurter Allgemeine NewspaperRead More »

  • Claus Peymann – Thomas Bernhard: Ritter, Dene, Voss (1987)

    Drama1981-1990AustriaClaus PeymannPerformance

    Ritter, Dene, Voss is a stage play by Thomas Bernhard from 1986. After the Premiere the same year at the Salzburger Festspiele under the direction of Claus Peymann, the play was taken into the repertoire of the Burgtheater in Vienna.

    It was named after the three actors that were to play the roles in the world-premiere: Ilse Ritter, Kirsten Dene and Gert Voss. Thomas Bernhard started off writing it with a note saying “Ritter, Dene, Voss. intelligent actors”.
    The play was inspired by the family of Ludwig Wittgenstein and his (Wittgensteins) nephew Paul, who was a friend of Bernhard and protagonist of his novel “Wittgensteins Nephew” from 1982.Read More »

  • Claus Peymann – Thomas Bernhard: Der Theatermacher AKA Histrionics (1990)

    Drama1981-1990AustriaClaus PeymannPerformance

    Der Theatermacher (“The Theatre Maker”) is a play by austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. It was released in 1984 and had its world-premiere the following year at the Salzburger Festspiele under Claus Peymann. Centered around main protagonist Bruscon, it is full with allusions to the famous festival in Salzburg.

    During a break in his latest tour the actor Bruscon tries to stage his play „Das Rad der Geschichte“ (“The wheel of history”) in the small village Utzbach. He involves his whole family in the production as actors – wife, daughter and son.Read More »

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