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A seminal work
on 17 November 2004
Certainly worthy of a place in any self respecting library, Buchner's tale of a soldier driven mad by his cheating wife works on many levels.
Told with the minimum of stage directions, Woyzeck has been (famously) put together by various editors to meet Buchner's perceived intentions. This edition certainly reads as the definitive one, and the full and informative notes provided here help give you as much insight as you could need, and more than is probably merited for a bargain price of £3.99.
A fantastic play, full of characters and motives that are beautifully fleshed out with the maximum of subtlety and the minimum of effort, Woyzeck provides an essential antidote to the over produced plays and scripts of the modern age.