The Handspring Puppet Company

Woyzeck on the Highveld

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This daring and moving interpretation of Büchnerıs classic play skillfully combines actors, puppets, music, and animation to create a uniquely rich and multi-dimensional whole. Conceived and directed by filmmaker William Kentridge, the action is transposed from 19th-century Germany to a highveld township of Johannesburg. One critic called this Handspring Puppet Company production "a fantastic, stylistic work that simply shatters all standards."