Tag Archives: Claus Peymann

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

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)

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 »