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Eurydice Writes

Eurydice Writes Eurydice Writes Gitta Honegger My poetry was lousy you said . . . Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust B y fortuitous coincidence (a simple twist of fate?), the news about Bob Dylan being awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature broke just at the time I prepared for this introduction to the 2004 Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s performance text, one week before Jelinek’s internationally honored seventieth birthday, four days after the second debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and not quite two weeks after the Berlin premiere of Shadows (Eurydice Says) at the distinguished Schaubühne, directed by the internationally acclaimed British director Katie Mitchell. Subject: “Bob Dylan The times they are a-changin’ . . . maybe this is an omen,” I e-mailed Elfriede. Not missing a beat she responded, “Yes, unbelievable, I always hoped for it, but never believed in it. Would be nice if it were an omen and not an omelet.” (Meanwhile, in the continuing nastiness of the U.S. presidential campaign the breaking of the eggs is in full process. It would not be the first time that Jelinek proved herself a postmodern Cassandra.) In her next email she wrote, “I couldn’t be http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2017 Performing Arts Journal, Inc.
Subject
Play
ISSN
1520-281X
eISSN
1537-9477
DOI
10.1162/PAJJ_a_00353
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Eurydice Writes Gitta Honegger My poetry was lousy you said . . . Joan Baez, Diamonds and Rust B y fortuitous coincidence (a simple twist of fate?), the news about Bob Dylan being awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature broke just at the time I prepared for this introduction to the 2004 Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s performance text, one week before Jelinek’s internationally honored seventieth birthday, four days after the second debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and not quite two weeks after the Berlin premiere of Shadows (Eurydice Says) at the distinguished Schaubühne, directed by the internationally acclaimed British director Katie Mitchell. Subject: “Bob Dylan The times they are a-changin’ . . . maybe this is an omen,” I e-mailed Elfriede. Not missing a beat she responded, “Yes, unbelievable, I always hoped for it, but never believed in it. Would be nice if it were an omen and not an omelet.” (Meanwhile, in the continuing nastiness of the U.S. presidential campaign the breaking of the eggs is in full process. It would not be the first time that Jelinek proved herself a postmodern Cassandra.) In her next email she wrote, “I couldn’t be

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PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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