By Werner Schwab,Diana Damian Martin,Meredith Oakes
Werner Schwab’s ultimate paintings, sometimes called a theatre-extinction comedy, is a brutal, irreverent and bizarrely comical piece approximately what occurs whilst an rising level construction is sabotaged via outsiders. Following a dispute with the forged, the director replaces the entire actors with pensioners from a close-by domestic for the aged.
At first compliant and well mannered, the ‘forgotten and dispossessed’ progressively begin to query the director’s authority, resulting in a ‘coup d’état’ the place the theatre’s cleansing girl is chosen because the group’s chief. now not every body survives the hot order.
Marking twenty years because the playwright’s loss of life, this can be the 1st English-language e-book of a forgotten masterpiece. Werner Schwab used to be merely thirty-five years previous while he was once chanced on useless in his room following a brand new Year’s Eve consuming spree in 1994. He used to be, on the time, the undisputed megastar of Germanspeaking theatre who without difficulty rose to popularity for his detailed expertise with language and his darkly funny, confrontational narratives. in just 4 years, he accomplished fifteen performs with useless eventually, ultimately not more Air (Endlich tot, endlich keine luft mehr) being his last.
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