Der Besuch der alten Dame

[Reading] ➼ Der Besuch der alten Dame ➲ Friedrich Dürrenmatt – »Claire Zachanassian, eine amerikanische Multimillionärin, kehrt in ihr Heimatdorf Güllen zurück, um sich zu rächen: Vor Jahrzehnten hat sie aus dem Dorf fliehen müssen, denn sie bekam ein Kind »Claire Zachanassian, eine der alten Epub Ù amerikanische Multimillionärin, kehrt in ihr Heimatdorf Güllen zurück, um sich zu rächen: Vor Jahrzehnten hat sie aus dem Dorf fliehen müssen, denn sie bekam ein Kind von Ill, ihrem Geliebten, und dieser Ill hat damals Zeugen bestochen, die beschworen, daß auch sie etwas mit Claire gehabt hätten Sie bietet der Stadt eine Milliarde, wenn man ihr den noch lebenden Ill tot vor die Füße legt«.Der Besuch der alten Dame

Friedrich Dürrenmatt der der alten Epub Ù alten Epub – was a Swiss author and dramatistDürrenmatt was born in the Emmental canton of Bern, the son of a Protestant pastor His grandfather Ulrich Dürrenmatt was a conservative politician The family moved to Bern in Dürrenmatt began to study philosophy and German language and literature at the University of Zurich in , but moved to the University of Bern af.

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  • Der Besuch der alten Dame
  • Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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  • 12 July 2019
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  1. says:

    Der Besuch der Alten Dame = The Visit, Friedrich Dürrenmatt

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt. The story opens with the town of Güllen preparing for the arrival of famed billionaire Claire Zachanassian, who grew up there. Güllen has fallen on hard times, and the townspeople hope that Claire will provide them with much-needed funds.

    Anton Schill is the owner of Güllen's general store and the most popular man in town. He was Claire's lover when they were young, and agrees with the mayor that the task of convincing her to make a donation should fall to him. ...

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز سی ام ماه آوریل سال 1976میلادی

    عنوان: ملاقات بانوی سالخورده: کمدی تراژدی در سه پرده؛ نویسنده فردریک دورنمات؛ مترجم حمید سمندریان؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، مروارید، 1342، در 99ص؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، چاپخانه سکه، 1351، در 98ص؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، امیرخانی، 1382؛ در 156ص؛ شابک 9647190247؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، بردبام، 1383؛ در 156ص؛ شابک 9649600213؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، نشر قطره، 1389؛ در 159ص؛ شابک 9786001190049؛ چاپ سوم، نشر قطره، 1390؛ چاپ پنجم و ششم 1392؛ موضوع نمایشنامه های نویسندگان سویسی - سده 20م

    زنی فوق‌ العاده ثروتمند، با شرطی وحشتناک، به زادگاهش بازمی‌گردد؛ او حاضر است در ازای کشته شدن معشوق دوران جوانی خود، ثروتی هنگفت در اختیار مردمان شهر قرار دهد؛

    پرده اول: با آماده شدن شهر «گولن»، برای ورود میلیاردر معروف «کلر زاخاناسیان»، که بزرگ شده ی «گولن» می‌باشد، آغاز می‌شود؛ شهر «گولن»، در وضعیت اقتصادی دشواری قرار گرفته، و مردمان شهر، امیدوار هستند، که «کلر»، نیاز به بودجه ی مورد نظرشان را، برطرف کند؛ ...؛ «آلفرد ایل»، صاحب فروشگاه اصلی شهر «گولن»، و محبوبترین مرد شهر، که در زمان جوانی، عاشق «کلر» بوده، با شهردار شهر «گولن»، در اینکه، وظیفه ی متقاعد کردن «کلر»، برای کمک مالی به شهر را، به ایشان بسپارند، موافق است؛ «کلر»، همراه با دو نوکر، شوهرش، یک پیش‌خدمت، دو خواجه ی کور، یک تابوت، و یک پلنگ سیاه در قفس، و اثاثیه‌ های مختلف از راه می‌رسد؛ «کلر» آغاز به حرف زدن، با « آلفرد ایل» می‌کند، با وجود اینکه حالا هر دو، در دهه ی شصتم زندگی خود، بسر می‌برند، و به طور قابل توجهی، اضافه وزن دارند، «ایل» وانمود می‌کند «کلر» را، به زیباترین شکل می‌بیند؛ «کلر»، توجه «آلفرد ایل» را، به پای پروتزی، و دست مصنوعی خود، جلب می‌کند؛ پس از استقرار در هتل «گولدن آپوستل»، «کلر» به مردمان شهر، که در خارج از ساختمان، برای یک جشن استقبال، گرد هم آمده‌ اند، میپیوندد؛ «کلر»، اعلام میکند یک میلیارد (احتمالاً فرانک سوئیس)، نیمی برای شهر، و نیمی برای تقسیم میان خانواده های شهر، اهدا خواهد کرد؛ اهالی شهر، شادی می‌کنند، اما شور آن‌ها، زمانیکه مستخدم «کلر»، گام پیش می‌گذارد، و شرط «کلر»، برای اهدای مبلغ یاری به شهر را اعلام می‌کند، فروکش می‌کند؛ ...؛ پرده دوم: ...؛ پرده سوم: ...؛ ا. شربیانی

  2. says:

    Friedrich Durrenmatt is a wonderful Swiss writer who wrote some of the sparest and most compelling words I have ever read. Words which challenge, confound and cause you to happily ponder away for hours while never preaching. The play takes on utilitarianism with a broadside aimed at the famous Bentham quote it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.

    In a small Central European city which bears a marked resemblance to an entire number of german speaking swiss towns, the residents are poverty stricken following the decline of all the towns major businesses. Therefore the upcoming visit of an old lady who is both a billionairess and born in the town sets of a fever pitch of excitement. Basically the return of the prodigal son with more bells. The salvation comes with a price, namely the man who ruined her is to be executed by the town for the price of a billion. While this may seem like a rather simplistic parable in the hands of Durrenmatt it turns into a spellbinding thriller wth the dread ratcheted up expertly page by page as the twon convulses itself around to make the immoral moral.

    My favourite part was the realization by the man condemmed that despite the protestations of solidarity across the town the good citizens were beginning to spend just that little bit more freely then before.

    A great read that vaults over the obvious into the true.

  3. says:

    Dürrenmatt is simply hilarious. I had to read this for school and I'm telling you, in my 12 years of school there are not many books that I enjoyed but I definitely enjoyed the Visit.
    On one hand this play is witty and philosophical, it criticizes our society. On the other hand it is smart and funny, as Dürrenmatt sets his characters in a light, which doesn't let us take them and the whole deadly situation too serious.
    Thumbs up for the Visit.

  4. says:

    Brilliant! I've compared this book to fine German engineering... every perfected detail has a purpose and nothing is superfluous. Swiss born Durrenmatt was a minister's son who lived through WW2, and spent his life working and re-working (and re-re-working!) these plots while figuring out his own standings on faith and human nature. He's an intellectual but not an idealist, believing in the goodness of human nature while knowing full well its limits. The book is rich with insights into the hypocracies in human nature (Everyone can be bought), but I wouldn't call him a cynic, since he's not particularly judgemental about this fact, and because he still believes that good/bad deeds have their consequences... and by consequences, I don't mean other-worldly, he's a humanist, but on this earth, our sub-conscious acts as our own inner policeman.. I personally find great comfort in that thought.

  5. says:

    There’s a lurid whisper of dread in The Visit. Elements of Bergman’s Summer With Monika find themselves in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. We only need the onion choppers from Die Blechtrommel.

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from this play but was pleasantly surprised. The author has a measured grasp of a simple proud populace concealing an atrocity. The hypocrisy of station exculpates but only to a degree.

  6. says:

    Really loved this tragicomedy. Dürrenmatt's works are timeless, but they are also the product of a Swiss vantage during cold war. In The Visit or in German Der Besuch der alten Dame an old lady who becomes the wealthiest person in the world returns to the village that cast her out as a young woman and offers riches to the town in exchange for the life of Alfred Ill, who once disgraced her. It’s all about an immoral deal: if the town wants her financial support, she wants something in return. Therefore she brought a coffin for the man who did her wrong 45 years ago… A tragicomedy which explores issues of love, money, power, and justice. The Visit is brilliant in its depiction of the subtle progression of the townspeoples’ attitudes. It alludes to countries that start wars under the pretenses of justice and attempts to show how people can view this as normal and even inevitable, a thought-provoking play that encourages us to contemplate these critical questions. Dürrenmatt at his best!

  7. says:

    Updated review/commentary:

    Timing, it is said, is everything. As I reached the section on The Visit (Der Besuch der Alten Dame) in Peter Rüedi's interminable biography of Friedrich Dürrenmatt, it coincided with the last Sunday before the presidential election. Dürrenmatt’s writing always seems to be girded by a strong intuition, perhaps clairvoyance is more accurate, perhaps never more so than in The Visit. Three things really stood out for me on this rereading:

    Rüedi recalls a quote a commentator wrote about Jeremias Gotthelf’s story The Black Spider (Die schwarze Spinne) which, like The Visit, is a story about collective evil or, to put more precisely, how each story is about “the democratization of evil” (die Demokratisierung des Bösen).

    One of the smaller, but more consequential roles, is that of the teacher who has become the town drunk. In his conversation with Ill, whose death is demanded at a price by Claire Zachnassian, he not only predicts that his fellow villagers will kill Ill, but that the cause of his drinking was the realization that he would join them, despite his will.

    The last was the role of the press in the climax of the play. As Rüedi rightly observes, their behavior is grotesque in that they only feel vindicated if they heighten the fear of the villagers. They do not report, they are active participants in a macabre spectacle.

    Is there a better way to sum up the Trump campaign than through these three observations about a play written in 1955?

    Original review:

    What is your price?
    How far are you willing to go to get revenge?
    Does a sense of community and solidarity matter more than personal gain?

    These are just a few of the many questions this, my favorite, play poses. It is unquestionably Dürrenmatt's masterpiece. Like the best of Shakespeare, once read, this story might compel you to return to it over and over again. Dürrenmatt had a genius that foresaw what were to become common ideas and notions years before anyone else did. In this play, he foresees how media influence can corrupt communities and how mass psychology can convince people to violate their consciences in favor of material, short term gain.

    To me, this is one of the essential texts of the 20th century.

  8. says:

    I wasn't sure whether or not I'd like this play at first, but the way the scenery is described and the realistic and deep characters really made it progress into something unforgettable as it went along.

  9. says:

    4.5 stars

    I have wanted to read more plays for a few months and am hoping to incorporate them a bit more into the Literary Gladiators agenda. The combination of my interest in plays, the theatre of the absurd (though Durrenmatt would not have identified as such), and Swiss culture led me to Friedrich Durrenmatt and what has been deemed his most recognizable play in The Visit. Whew, this was incredibly absurd, incredibly off the wall, but incredibly raw, honest, and amazing! The Visit takes the interests of society and challenges their values in the way that whether or not it would be worth another life, no matter how flawed they may be. At the same time, it explores the guilt of particular people and whether or not penance is meant to be indefinite.

    This particular play revolves around A VISIT from Claire Zachanassian, a billionaire on her seventh marriage (by the end of the play, she will be on her ninth as per the character guide at the beginning) and has made her riches through each of these marriages, in particular one to the owner of an Armenian oil company, makes her way to her hometown of Gullen (which translates to excrement), to see her now rundown hometown and offer them a billion dollars. The contingency to this offer, though, is the life of Alfred Ill (in some versions Anton Schill). Ill is a respected general store owner in the town that is in line to become Gullen's mayor when the current mayor steps down, but due to circumstances that changed Claire's life, she is looking for justice and that is in the form of Ill's life.

    This play explores the guilt of one man's actions and the paranoia that it can develop. There is also an explanation of women in society, the power that money has on ALL people, the material values people have, and the role of all forms of media, one particular moment involving the responses that they so heavily desire being a favorite of mine. The play itself responded to this brilliantly! I felt there was a great sense of intensity among all of the characters and it reflects on how people respond to others and how disposable they can be for the greater good or fulfillment of their material values. The reason I bumped it down half a star was because Ill did not show remorse toward Claire, despite the fact he continued to interact with her throughout the play. Perhaps this could be a reflection of his coming to terms, but while there were moments he was fighting for his life, there were no moments where Ill tried to sort this out with Claire and work something out.

    This play does break fourth wall, but does so in a clever way. This play was clearly written with the intent of being performed, even going to the point of having characters portraying trees and birds in the forest, having chairs arranged to form a vehicle, and most hysterically, giving permission to have husbands seven, eight, and nine be performed by the same person. I could only imagine that they just have him change wigs and stick-on facial hair.

    This is a weird and different kind of play, but one that is very reflective on society and is leaving me thinking much beyond the page. It is definitely worth checking out and holds a sense of relevance with everything that is going on today.

  10. says:

    The Visit
    A Drama in Three Acts
    By Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990)

    Dürrenmatt is a Swiss author of the early twentieth century. He wrote novels and plays in Swiss-German language.
    “The Visit” in the original name called “The Visit of the Old Lady” is a play the author often emphasized that was intended first and foremost as a comedy.
    However, it is difficult to ignore the dramatic, even cruel background and strive for revenge and death for the accused Anton, the wrongdoer.
    The Old Lady is coming back to the village of her youth, the playground of her young love. She gave her everything to Anton until she fell pregnant. Her lover refused to recognize to be the father. He even found two witnesses to prove his innocence.
    So, the girl had to leave town but swore to return one day to claim justice.
    She was now a rich old lady and promised a fortune to the village and every inhabitant, in exchange for the dead body of Anton.
    The entire population, proud and obfuscated refused the deal, initially.
    But the old Lady said she could wait, and she was right.
    The dialogues are indeed witty, short and always to the point as they should be in a comedy.
    But the background is a cruel drama which shows the inevitable true nature of the human being.
    The originality of the story, the quality of style and writing, as well as the simple settings of the stage, should make this a popular play even today, as everything is timeless.

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