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Woyzeck is a stage play written in the German language by Georg Büchner. Büchner had not finished writing the play when he died but it has since been completed by a number of different authors, editors and translators.
Listen to Woyzeck
Follow the links below to listen to the Radio 3 audio drama production of Woyzeck.
(You tube is used to broadcast the drama so it may not be available on the school computers)
'Woyzeck' is based on the real-life trial of Johann Christian Woyzeck in Leipzig in 1821, who was sentenced to death for the murder of his lover, despite claiming that he had heard voices instructing him to kill her. Buchner's play finds the impoverished soldier, Franz Woyzeck stationed in a garrison town, supplementing his income with some amateur barbering for his Captain and taking part in a medical experiment for the Doctor. But despite Woyzeck's best efforts to support his woman, Marie and their son, Christian, Marie has attracted the attentions of the predatory Drum Major and everyone in the village seems to know about it...
Cast: Scott Smith, Kerry Frampton, Mal Smith.
Conductor Mark Elder introduces Alban Berg's masterpiece Wozzeck. The opera is based on the incomplete play Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. It was given its premiere in 1925 in Berlin and rapidly became extremely successful.