Monday, July 9, 2012

PETER HANDKE PLAYS IN ENGLISH


Andrew Wood of the Uranium Madhouse A Theater
in San Francisco has just done the first translation of
UNTERTAG / SUBDAY BLUES
http://handke-drama.blogspot.com/2010/06/untertags-blues-subday-blues.html

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scott abbott & I just translated Handke'S 
THHE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ
for Zejlko Dukic and for Theater Y in Chicago
who will premiere our playing version
in April 2015

 Theater Y's
English Language World Premiere
of Peter Handke's
THE BEAUTTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ
directed by Zejlko Dukich 
translated
by Michael Roloff
with Scott Abbott

see our comments

http://handke-drama.blogspot.com/2015/03/aranjuez-comments-for-world-english.html



In the event you have forgotten about Peter Handke
                                         whose work I introduced into this country around 1970, 
KASPAR winning an Obie in 1973

KASPAR & OTHER PLAYS
translated by Michael Roloff
+
The Complete Plays
Volume I

I wanted to alert you that the following major plays have been translated and are avaible for premieres:

VOYAGE BY DUGOUT The Play about the Film About the War
[Scott Abbott, translator]

Commentary by yours truly

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Till the Day Do Us Part
[two characters, preferably done in tandem with Krapp's Last Tape]
Swallow/ University of Chicago Press

photo album
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THE ART OF ASKING
Gitta Honegger Translator
Yale University Press
THE HOUR WE KNEW NOTHING OF EACH OTHER
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WALK ABOUT THE VILLAGES
Michael Roloff translator
Ariadne Press



contains two essays on translating Handke, one of them on
WALK ABOUT THE VILLAGES

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Note that Handke won this year's Muehlheim Theater Prize



 and the play under the title
STILL STORM 
 Storm Still
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Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated by Martin Chalmers
112 pages | 5 1/2 x 7 3/4
Peter Handke, a giant of Austrian literature, has produced decades of fiction, poetry, and drama informed by some of the most tumultuous events in modern history. But even as these events shaped his work, the presence of his mother—a woman whose life spanned the Weimar Republic, both world wars, and the postwar consumer economy—loomed even larger.

In Storm Still, Handke’s most recent work, he returns to the land of his birth, the Austrian province of Carinthia. There on the Jaunfeld, the plain at the center of Austria’s Slovenian settlement, the dead and the living of a family meet and talk. Composed as a series of monologues, Storm Still chronicles both the battle of the Slovene minority against Nazism and their love of the land. Presenting a panorama that extends back to the author’s bitter roots in the region, Storm Still blends penetrating prose and poetic drama to explore Handke’s personal history, taking up themes from his earlier books and revisiting some of their characters. In this book, the times of conflict and peace, war and pre-war, and even the seasons themselves shift and overlap. And the fate of an orchard comes to stand for the fate of a people.

“Numerous pleasures await the reader who delves into the fabric of Handke’s prose. . . A subtle writer of unostentatious delicacy, Peter Handke excels at fiction that, as it grows, coils around itself like wisteria. . . This is where the French New Novel might have gone if pushed.”—Paul West, Washington Post Book World

THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS OF ARANJUEZ
translated by Michael Roloff with Scott Abbott
is receiving its World English Language Premiere
at Theater Y in Chicago
under the direction of 
Zeljko Dukich
in April 2015  Theater Y
Zejlko Dukich 


Spuren der Verirrten/ Traces of the Lost
will be done as a Philip Glass opera
later this year in Austria.
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Contact 
"Davis Britta" <davis@suhrkamp.de>, 
for Right and Permission


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