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Peter Weiss

Sonja Boos

in Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany: Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453601
eISBN:
9780801471957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453601.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Peter Weiss's critical reflections on witness testimony by reading Die Ermittlung (The Investigation), his theatrical representation of the Frankfurt or Auschwitz trial. It ... More


Germany and the pre-histories of contemporary verbatim theatre: Piscator, Hochhuth and Weiss

Amanda Stuart Fisher

in Performing the Testimonial: Rethinking Verbatim Dramaturgies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526145741
eISBN:
9781526158307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145758.00007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter interrogates the much-contested notion that verbatim theatre is defined by its claims of truthfulness understood as factualness; it does so by exploring the influence of German director ... More


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