Alexander Widner

Wozzek oder das Leben liebt die Klinge
28 Szenen nach Georg Büchner
1 D, 7 H, Verwandlungsdek
“Man is his own echo, the echo of his horrible voice.” With virtuosity and feeling, but without straying from its dramatic structure or parable, Widner reworks Wozzek. Even more than this, he expands on the traditional material and subject matter by contrasting the topography of individual experience with social, metaphysical and scientific explanatory models, and perfectly outlines individual characters such as the doctor and the drum major. Widner’s adaptation reflects the effective history and updates it, upholds, like Wozzek “this misused man standing in the world in his riding coat, malgré lui, in unending connection with the stars.” (Rilke)