Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849430999
Binding: PaperBack

The Prince of Homburg: A New Version by Dennis Kelly

Heinrich Von Kleist

Translated by Dennis Kelly
PaperBack (22 Jul 2010)

Heroic commander of the Prussian cavalry, the Prince of Homburg dreams of victory, glory and fame. But reckless disobedience during a crucial military operation leads the Prince into his greatest battle yet.

The creative team behind the Donmar’s critically acclaimed production of Life Is A Dream present Von Kleist’s poetic masterpiece, which is considered to be one of the most haunting and beautiful plays of the nineteenth century, exploring honour, courage, ambition and love. Adapted for stage by acclaimed British writer Dennis Kelly, this is an exciting new adaptation of a classic of European literature.

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ISBN13 9781849430999
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'a startlingly prophetic play about the equivocal nature of reality. 3 stars' The Guardian

'a cerebral serving of early-19th-century German drama' Evening Standard

'The Prince of Homburg is as satisfyingly chewy as the most teeth-wrecking kind of German sausage. Dennis Kelly’s lucid, often beautifully lyrical new version betrays the original by altering the ending. Realpolitik rather than philosophy wins out. Fine by me: Kelly’s subversive stroke subtly connects the emergence of the modern German state with the terrifying absolutism of the Nazis, without jeopardising the drama’s other concerns. 3 stars' The Telegraph

'an intriguingly mercurial drama' Independent on Sunday

'…fine new version' Sunday Times