Strahlende Verfolger.

Flood light persecutors

Germany is a nation of export, not only exporting goods all over the world, but also that which is good and true which is not always that pleasant for others. While the Germans in Wolken.Heim. (1990) were unable to move and therefore turned into a forest, in Strahlende Verfolger they swarm and shine the flood lights of their reason into the darkest back corners, the current preference being Europe, where no one spends more, but also no one earns more than the Germans do. As soon as they arrive in foreign places they act more at home than in their own home and get down to business.
Using the stories of German emigrants in the 19th century as a point of departure, who immediately saw themselves as immigrants when arriving in a new country, Elfriede Jelinek conceived a text that is utterly malicious, yet also hysterically funny about German workmanship, German delusions of grandeur, and German character in general: in particular its legendary depth which one can easily fall in.

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek, who was born in 1946 and grew up in Vienna, now lives in Vienna and Munich. She has received numerous awards for her literary works, which include not only novels but also plays, poetry, essays, translations, radio plays, ...

Plays by Elfriede Jelinek






U: 20.09.2014 Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg (Regie: Karin Beier)