Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Staging Jörg Haider: Protest and Resignation in Elfriede Jelinek's "Das Lebewohl" and Other Recent Texts for the Theatre

Allyson Fiddler
The Modern Language Review
Vol. 97, No. 2 (Apr., 2002), pp. 353-364
DOI: 10.2307/3736865
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3736865
Page Count: 12
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Staging Jörg Haider: Protest and Resignation in Elfriede Jelinek's "Das Lebewohl" and Other Recent Texts for the Theatre
Preview not available

Abstract

Elfriede Jelinek may have withdrawn her plays from the mainstream stages of Austria, but her stance is anything but one of political resignation. In fact, the idea of resignation is mobilized throughout Jelinek's work as an ironic provocation to her reader. In her short drama "Das Lebewohl," Jelinek provides a cultural response to Jörg Haider's resignation from the leadership of the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (thus foregoing the position of Vice-Chancellor of Austria). This article seeks to show how Jelinek satirizes Haider and his 'farewell', and explores the frictions and parallels between the dramatist's two intertexts--Jörg Haider's own published reflections and Aeschylus's Oresteia.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[353]
    [353]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
354
    354
  • Thumbnail: Page 
355
    355
  • Thumbnail: Page 
356
    356
  • Thumbnail: Page 
357
    357
  • Thumbnail: Page 
358
    358
  • Thumbnail: Page 
359
    359
  • Thumbnail: Page 
360
    360
  • Thumbnail: Page 
361
    361
  • Thumbnail: Page 
362
    362
  • Thumbnail: Page 
363
    363
  • Thumbnail: Page 
364
    364