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Friedrich Durrenmatt is a wonderful Swiss writer who wrote some of the sparest and most compelling words I have ever read Words which challenge, confound and cause you to happily ponder away for hours while never preaching The play takes on utilitarianism with a broadside aimed at the famous Bentham quote it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.In a small Central European city which bears a marked resemblance to an entire number of german sp Friedrich Durrenmatt is a wonderful Swiss writer who wrote some of the sparest and most compelling words I have ever read Words which challenge, confound and cause you to happily ponder away for hours while never preaching The play takes on utilitarianism with a broadside aimed at the famous Bentham quote it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.In a small Central European city which bears a marked resemblance to an entire number of german speaking swiss towns, the residents are poverty stricken following the decline of all the towns major businesses Therefore the upcoming visit of an old lady who is both a billionairess and born in the town sets of a fever pitch of excitement Basically the return of the prodigal son withbells The salvation comes with a price, namely the man who ruined her is to be executed by the town for the price of a billion While this may seem like a rather simplistic parable in the hands of Durrenmatt it turns into a spellbinding thriller wth the dread ratcheted up expertly page by page as the twon convulses itself around to make the immoral moral My favourite part was the realization by the man condemmed that despite the protestations of solidarity across the town the good citizens were beginning to spend just that little bitfreely then before.A great read that vaults over the obvious into the true (((EBOOK))) ⇲ La visita della vecchia signora ⇳ Con La visita della vecchia signora , commedia tragica scritta nel , lo svizzero Durrenmatt conquist i palcoscenici di mezzo mondo e diede vita a una delle sue pi singolari figure femminili, Claire Zachanassian, donna dal fascino perverso e malvagio Essa non impersona come ricorda l autore n la giustizia n il piano Marshall e tantomeno l apocalisse semplicemente la donna pi ricca del mondo e grazie al denaro pu agire come un eroina della tragedia greca, assoluta, crudele Dietro la multimilionaria, che ha fatto fortuna con numerosi matrimoni, si celava un tempo la povera fanciulla Klari Wascher sedotta e abbandonata da Alfred Ill Questa favola grottesca prende avvio dal ritorno della vecchia Claire al luogo natio, la cittadina di Gullen, un agglomerato svizzero di inettitudini e frustrazioni piccolo borghesi Accompagnata dal settimo marito, da due eunuchi oltrech da una temibile pantera, Claire ossessionata da un unico pensiero vendicarsi di Ill Ma il compito spetta ai suoi concittadini, a cui ha promesso una ricompensa favolosa Anche il paese pi quieto e onesto non sa sottrarsi all insidia del denaro, anche le coscienze pi probe si induriscono nell egoismo sino ad accettare l assassinio Commedia dell inautentico, questa pi ce indaga, con straniante gusto per il paradosso e la provocazione, sulla corruttibilit dell uomo, la manipolazione del consenso e il rapporto fra morale e violenza D rrenmatt is simply hilarious I had to read this for school and I m telling you, in my 12 years of school there are not many books that I enjoyed but I definitely enjoyed the Visit.On one hand this play is witty and philosophical, it criticizes our society On the other hand it is smart and funny, as D rrenmatt sets his characters in a light, which doesn t let us take them and the whole deadly situation too serious.Thumbs up for the Visit. Brilliant I ve compared this book to fine German engineering every perfected detail has a purpose and nothing is superfluous Swiss born Durrenmatt was a minister s son who lived through WW2, and spent his life working and re working and re re working these plots while figuring out his own standings on faith and human nature He s an intellectual but not an idealist, believing in the goodness of human nature while knowing full well its limits The book is rich with insights into the hypoc Brilliant I ve compared this book to fine German engineering every perfected detail has a purpose and nothing is superfluous Swiss born Durrenmatt was a minister s son who lived through WW2, and spent his life working and re working and re re working these plots while figuring out his own standings on faith and human nature He s an intellectual but not an idealist, believing in the goodness of human nature while knowing full well its limits The book is rich with insights into the hypocracies in human nature Everyone can be bought , but I wouldn t call him a cynic, since he s not particularly judgemental about this fact, and because he still believes that good bad deeds have their consequences and by consequences, I don t mean other worldly, he s a humanist, but on this earth, our sub conscious acts as our own inner policeman I personally find great comfort in that thought There s a lurid whisper of dread in The Visit Elements of Bergman s Summer With Monika find themselves in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson We only need the onion choppers from Die Blechtrommel.I wasn t sure what to expect from this play but was pleasantly surprised The author has a measured grasp of a simple proud populace concealing an atrocity The hypocrisy of station exculpates but only to a degree. Really loved this tragicomedy D rrenmatt s works are timeless, but they are also the product of a Swiss vantage during cold war In The Visit or in German Der Besuch der alten Dame an old lady who becomes the wealthiest person in the world returns to the village that cast her out as a young woman and offers riches to the town in exchange for the life of Alfred Ill, who once disgraced her It s all about an immoral deal if the town wants her financial support, she wants something in return Really loved this tragicomedy D rrenmatt s works are timeless, but they are also the product of a Swiss vantage during cold war In The Visit or in German Der Besuch der alten Dame an old lady who becomes the wealthiest person in the world returns to the village that cast her out as a young woman and offers riches to the town in exchange for the life of Alfred Ill, who once disgraced her It s all about an immoral deal if the town wants her financial support, she wants something in return Therefore she brought a coffin for the man who did her wrong 45 years ago A tragicomedy which explores issues of love, money, power, and justice The Visit is brilliant in its depiction of the subtle progression of the townspeoples attitudes It alludes to countries that start wars under the pretenses of justice and attempts to show how people can view this as normal and even inevitable, a thought provoking play that encourages us to contemplate these critical questions D rrenmatt at his best Updated review commentary Timing, it is said, is everything As I reached the section on The Visit Der Besuch der Alten Dame in Peter R edi s interminable biography of Friedrich D rrenmatt, it coincided with the last Sunday before the presidential election D rrenmatt s writing always seems to be girded by a strong intuition, perhaps clairvoyance isaccurate, perhaps neverso than in The Visit Three things really stood out for me on this rereading R edi recalls a quote a commentator Updated review commentary Timing, it is said, is everything As I reached the section on The Visit Der Besuch der Alten Dame in Peter R edi s interminable biography of Friedrich D rrenmatt, it coincided with the last Sunday before the presidential election D rrenmatt s writing always seems to be girded by a strong intuition, perhaps clairvoyance isaccurate, perhaps neverso than in The Visit Three things really stood out for me on this rereading R edi recalls a quote a commentator wrote about Jeremias Gotthelf s story The Black Spider Die schwarze Spinne which, like The Visit, is a story about collective evil or, to putprecisely, how each story is about the democratization of evil die Demokratisierung des B sen.One of the smaller, butconsequential roles, is that of the teacher who has become the town drunk In his conversation with Ill, whose death is demanded at a price by Claire Zachnassian, he not only predicts that his fellow villagers will kill Ill, but that the cause of his drinking was the realization that he would join them, despite his will.The last was the role of the press in the climax of the play As R edi rightly observes, their behavior is grotesque in that they only feel vindicated if they heighten the fear of the villagers They do not report, they are active participants in a macabre spectacle.Is there a better way to sum up the Trump campaign than through these three observations about a play written in 1955 Original review What is your price How far are you willing to go to get revenge Does a sense of community and solidarity matterthan personal gain These are just a few of the many questions this, my favorite, play poses It is unquestionably D rrenmatt s masterpiece Like the best of Shakespeare, once read, this story might compel you to return to it over and over again D rrenmatt had a genius that foresaw what were to become common ideas and notions years before anyone else did In this play, he foresees how media influence can corrupt communities and how mass psychology can convince people to violate their consciences in favor of material, short term gain.To me, this is one of the essential texts of the 20th century I wasn t sure whether or not I d like this play at first, but the way the scenery is described and the realistic and deep characters really made it progress into something unforgettable as it went along. 4.5 starsI have wanted to readplays for a few months and am hoping to incorporate them a bitinto the Literary Gladiators agenda The combination of my interest in plays, the theatre of the absurd though Durrenmatt would not have identified as such , and Swiss culture led me to Friedrich Durrenmatt and what has been deemed his most recognizable play in The Visit Whew, this was incredibly absurd, incredibly off the wall, but incredibly raw, honest, and amazing The Visit takes the in 4.5 starsI have wanted to readplays for a few months and am hoping to incorporate them a bitinto the Literary Gladiators agenda The combination of my interest in plays, the theatre of the absurd though Durrenmatt would not have identified as such , and Swiss culture led me to Friedrich Durrenmatt and what has been deemed his most recognizable play in The Visit Whew, this was incredibly absurd, incredibly off the wall, but incredibly raw, honest, and amazing The Visit takes the interests of society and challenges their values in the way that whether or not it would be worth another life, no matter how flawed they may be At the same time, it explores the guilt of particular people and whether or not penance is meant to be indefinite.This particular play revolves around A VISIT from Claire Zachanassian, a billionaire on her seventh marriage by the end of the play, she will be on her ninth as per the character guide at the beginning and has made her riches through each of these marriages, in particular one to the owner of an Armenian oil company, makes her way to her hometown of Gullen which translates to excrement , to see her now rundown hometown and offer them a billion dollars The contingency to this offer, though, is the life of Alfred Ill in some versions Anton Schill Ill is a respected general store owner in the town that is in line to become Gullen s mayor when the current mayor steps down, but due to circumstances that changed Claire s life, she is looking for justice and that is in the form of Ill s life.This play explores the guilt of one man s actions and the paranoia that it can develop There is also an explanation of women in society, the power that money has on ALL people, the material values people have, and the role of all forms of media, one particular moment involving the responses that they so heavily desire being a favorite of mine The play itself responded to this brilliantly I felt there was a great sense of intensity among all of the characters and it reflects on how people respond to others and how disposable they can be for the greater good or fulfillment of their material values The reason I bumped it down half a star was because Ill did not show remorse toward Claire, despite the fact he continued to interact with her throughout the play Perhaps this could be a reflection of his coming to terms, but while there were moments he was fighting for his life, there were no moments where Ill tried to sort this out with Claire and work something out.This play does break fourth wall, but does so in a clever way This play was clearly written with the intent of being performed, even going to the point of having characters portraying trees and birds in the forest, having chairs arranged to form a vehicle, and most hysterically, giving permission to have husbands seven, eight, and nine be performed by the same person I could only imagine that they just have him change wigs and stick on facial hair.This is a weird and different kind of play, but one that is very reflective on society and is leaving me thinking much beyond the page It is definitely worth checking out and holds a sense of relevance with everything that is going on today i do hope this is the very last time i have to read this for school or else i will sue.2nd read 20201st read 2015