September 2017 Academic & Specialist Nick Hern

Woyzeck Georg Buchner, adapted by Jack Thorne

Georg Buchner, adapted by Jack Thorne

Paperback | Aug 2017 | Nick Hern | 9781848426368 | 96pp | 198x129mm | Reprinting | RFB | AUD$23.99, NZD$27.99

'People like us are unhappy in this world and in the next: if we made it to heaven, we'd have to help make it thunder.'

The multi-award-winning Jack Thorne, the playwright behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, breathes new life into Georg B├╝chner's existential masterpiece, Woyzeck, one of the most extraordinary plays ever written.

It's 1980s Berlin. The Cold War rages and the world sits at a crossroads between Capitalism and Communism. On the border between East and West, a young soldier and the love of his life are desperately trying to build a better future for their child.

But the cost of escaping poverty is high in this searing tale of the people society leaves behind.