Die Schutzbefohlenen

Charges (The Supplicants)

Almost every day, the Mediterranean Sea washes refugees from Africa up on the shores of Europe, and almost every day, the Western values of humanism, democracy and human rights have to measure up to their real-world application. Drawing on Aeschylus’ drama The Suppliants, Elfriede Jelinek presents Charges (The Supplicants) as “a prosaic text, dedicated to the European tragedy which probably has no equal in contemporary literature. The opus is a great aesthetic monument, a mournful cry to heaven, filled with old-style vehemence and grief …” (Die Zeit) “Good to see that someone has the courage to entrust theater with so much moral objection … Charges (The Supplicants) is an important and angry play.” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung)

Translations include:
English:
Charges (The Supplicants)
Polnisch: Podopieczni

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: 23.05.2014 Theater der Welt, Mannheim in Koproduktion mit dem Thalia Theater Hamburg (Regie: Nicolas Stemann)