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"<> bardziej się nadaje do sfilmowania niż dramat". "Wozzeck" Georga C. Klarena
'Where a "Fragment" Is More Suited to Be Filmed than the Whole Play'. "Wozzeck" by Georg C. Klaren

Author(s): Anna R. Burzyńska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Klaren Georg C; Buchner Georg

Summary/Abstract: In December 1947 the world saw the first postwar German film adaptation of a literary work. That was "Wozzeck" directed by Georg C. Klaren, a film adaptation of a play by Georg Büchner. The choice of the 19 th century drama, preserved only in fragments and incomplete scenes, is far from obvious and makes one think about a number of questions, starting with the process of film adaptation of fragmentary work of literature (how far could the director be faithful to the author and the original piece of literature, given its fragmentary and unfinished nature? did the fragmentary character of the play aid or hinder the process of adaptation?), and ending with the ambiguous message of Klaren’s film (what is the purpose of the numerous anachronisms present in the film? what was the point of showing an audience, still traumatised by war, a post-romantic drama?).

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 87-88
  • Page Range: 151-159
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish