Er nicht als er (zu, mit Robert Walser)

The Swiss poet Robert Walser, who spent the last 30 years of his life in a mental institution and stopped writing, is Jelinek’s “he not himself” – however “with no biographical relation whatsoever … With poetic urgency, the existential question as to how and if identity can be formed through speech is articulated.” (Frankfurter Rundschau)

The play has been translated into:
Czech: On není jako on; Danish; Dutch: Naar, met Robert Walser; English: He not Himself; French: Lui pas comme lui; Spanish; Turkish: o olmayan olarak o (Robert Walser ile, 'e do?ru)


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: 1.8.1998 Salzburger Festspiele in Koproduktion mit dem Deutschen Schauspielhaus Hamburg (R: Jossi Wieler)