Three Plays: Philocletes, The Horatian, Mauser

Introduction by Uwe Schütte
Translated by Nathaniel McBride
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Collected here are three of Heiner Müller’s plays—Philoctetes, The Horatian and Mauser—whose poetic texts evidence the influence of Shakespeare, classical Greek tragedy and avant-garde political theatre. While Philoctetes dramatizes the confrontation between politics, morality and the desire for revenge, The Horatian uses an incident from ancient Rome to approach the moral ambiguity of the past. Finally, Mauser, set during the Russian civil war, examines the nature and ethics of revolutionary violence. Together they constitute what Müller called an ‘experimental series’, which both develops and critiques Brecht’s theory of the ‘learning play’.

ISBN: 9780857427083
Pages: 136
Publication Year: July, 2019
Rights: UCP
Format: Paperback
Size: 5" x 8"
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