The Black Swan [Der schwarze Schwan]

Author(s): Martin Walser
The son of an infamous concentration camp drama unsuccessfully attempts to reveal his father’s horrific past by staging a “play within a play” much in the same way Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama attempts to unmask his stepfather Claudius as his father’s killer. The son’s failure leads to his suicide.
Format: Drama

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Staatstheater Stuttgart, 1974
Nationality of Author: German
Original Language: German
Publisher:

Frankfurt-on-Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1966

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