SCHWARZWASSER by Elfriede Jelinek

Right-wing populism and the fall of governments


SCHWARZWASSER, Burgtheater 2020 © Matthias Horn



By Elfriede Jelinek (DE)

Variable cast size and gender distribution

German original text

Jelinek links philosophy and ancient sources to recent events including the Ibiza affair that caused the collapse of the Austrian government in 2019. The text explores how right-wing populism spreads like a virus that infects everything, how it poisons both the societal and the environmental climate and leads to global disasters.


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