Elfriede Jelinek

Plays

Aber sicher ! (i.e. "For Sure !")
2013, Theater Bremen
  • Die Straße. Die Stadt. Der Überfall (i.e. "The Street. The City. The Assault")
    2012, Munich Kammerspiele
  • Schatten. Eurydike sagt (i.e. "Shadows. Eurydike says")
    2012, Philharmonie Essen
    2013, Burgtheater (Akademietheater), Vienna
  • FaustIn and out. Secondary drama to "Urfaust" by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
    2012, Schauspielhaus Zürich (Pfauen)
  • Kein Licht (No Light)
    2011, Schauspiel Köln
  • Winterreise (i.e. "Winter's Journey")
    2011, Kammerspiele Munich
  • Das Werk/Im Bus/Ein Sturm (i.e. "The Works/In the Bus/A Fall")
    2010, Schauspiel Köln, Cologne
  • Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns (The Merchant's Contracts)
    Premiere Schauspiel Cologne, 2009
  • Rechnitz (The Exterminating Angel)
    Premiere: 28 November 2008, Munich Kammerspiele
  • Ulrike Maria Stuart
    Premiere Thalia Theater Hamburg, 2006
  • Irm und Margit A part of "Attabambi Pornoland" Premiered at the Zürich Schauspielhaus, 2004
  • Bambiland
    Premiered at the Burgtheater, Vienna, 2003
  • Das Werk ("The Works")
    Premiered at the Vienna Burgtheater (Akademietheater), 2003
  • Prinzessinnendramen: Der Tod und das Mädchen I-III und IV-V ("Dramas of Princesses: Death and the Maiden I-III and IV-V")
    Parts I-III premiered at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, 2002 Parts IV-V premiered at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin, 2002
  • In den Alpen ("In the Alps") Premiered at the Munich Kammerspiele in conjunction with the Zürich Schauspielhaus, 2002
  • MACHT NICHTS - Eine Kleine Trilogie des Todes ("NO PROBLEM - A Little Trilogy of Death")
    Premiered at the Zürich Schauspielhaus, 2001
  • Der Tod und das Mädchen II ("Death and the Maiden II")
    Premiered at EXPOL 2000 in Hanover in conjunction with the Saarbrücken Staatstheater and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2000
  • Das Schweigen ("Silence")
    Premiered at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, 2000
  • Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux)
    Premiered at the Berliner Ensemble, 2000
  • er nicht als er (zu, mit Robert Walser) ("him not himself - about/with Robert Walser")
    Premiered at the Salzburg Festival in conjunction with the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, 1998
  • Ein Sportstück ("A Sport Play")
    Premiered at the Burgtheater, Vienna
  • "Stecken, Stab und Stangl. Eine Handarbeit" ("Rod, Staff, and Crook - Handmade") Premiered at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg, 1996
  • Rastätte oder Sie machens alle. Eine Komödie ("Service Area or They're All Doing It. A Comedy")
    Premiered at the Burgtheater, Vienna, 1994)
  • Totenauberg
    Premiered at the Vienna Burgtheater (Akademietheater), 1992
  • Wolken. Heim ("Clouds. Home")
    Premiered at Bonn, 1988)
  • Präsident Abendwind. Ein Dramolett, sehr frei nach Johann Nestroy" ("President Abendwind. A dramolet, very freely after Johann Nestroy")
    Premiered at the Tyrol Landestheater, Innsbruck, 1992
  • Krankheit oder Moderne Frauen. Wie ein Stück ("Illness or Modern Women. Like a Play")
    Premiered at Bonn, 1987
  • Begierde und Fahrererlaubnis (eine Pornographie) ("Desire and Permission To Drive - Pornography")
    Premiered at the Styrian Autumn, Graz, 1986
  • Burgtheater. Posse mit Gesang (Burgtheater. Farce with Songs)
    Premiered at Bonn, 1985
  • Clara S, musikalische Tragödie ("Clara S, a Musical Tragedy)
    Premiered at Bonn, 1982
  • Was geschah, nachdem Nora ihren Mann verlassen hatte oder Stützen der Gesellschaften ("What Happened after Nora left her Husband or Pillars of Societies")
    Premiered by Vereinigte Bühnen/Styrian Autumn, 1979
    • Winterreise (Winter Journey)

      Franz Schubert composed his Winter Journey in 1827, a year before his premature death. Elfriede Jelinek, who started learning the piano when she was five years old and later studied various instruments, has been haunted by this song cycle since her childhood. More ...

      The Merchant’s Contracts

      ‘With The Merchant’s Contracts, Jelinek immerses herself in the world of uncontrolled financial flows. Starting from a number of the business scandals that have been reported in Austria over the last few years, Jelinek, an uncompromising investigator, shows us the frenzied speculation in which bankers and managers engage. More ...

      Rechnitz (The Exterminating Angel)

      ‘Someone at a party picks up a gun late at night and murders nearly 200 people on a whim. Is it possible to imagine something of this kind actually happening? Hardly, except as a vision of horror. More ...

      Ulrike Maria Stuart

      Two queens battle for discursive power. Elfriede Jelinek's play reunites Schiller's Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I again as Ulrike Meinhof and Gudrun Ensslin. Still united only in their antagonism, the one doubting (Ulrike/Mary), the other unbendingly convinced of the necessity of her own actions (Gudrun/Elizabeth), they bring to life once more the history of the RAF, which found its bloody highpoint almost 30 years ago, in 1977, during the German Autumn. More ...

      Das Werk (i.e., "The Works")

      This play, the last part of Jelinek's Alps trilogy, is concerned with the human mania for technological progress, symbolized to the ultimate degree by the history of the storage power station at Kaprun. More ...