Manfred Giesler

The Yellow Wallpaper (Audio book)

An adaptation for stage (monolog) from the 1892 first published short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 

Writing a little.... It doesn't work.... 
I can't hang onto my thoughts. 
When I grab one, 
the words just don't come to me. 
And then it's gone again... the thought...
And when I have both, the thought and the words,
I can't manage to write. 
Every word sounds hollow, every thought empty.
I'm already unreservedly exhausted. 
Weak nerves, says John. Weak nerves.
John is a doctor, you know, and a respected psychologist 

"In his pieces, Manfred Giesler shows us in an individual, powerful language clear links between revolution, reality, and insanity. The insanity becomes an alternative world in which nothing is valid. True revolution can only ever be irrational." -Nicola May (Bern Theatre)

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Manfred Giesler

Portrait by Johannes Grützke

Portrait by Johannes Grützke

Manfred Giesler was born in Fürth in 1948 and never lived there. He had to go to all sorts of schools in a number of cities and countries. At 15 he was a singer in a rock band. In his early 20s he landed as an engineer in Berlin, learned both philosophy and to love philosophy for the rest of his life as well as theatre. He was not into writing, but what else ought he to do? He's got more behind him than he does ahead of him. Giesler admires Hans Henny Jahnn, Franz Schubert, and the Stones. He is into artwork an red wine, especially while mountain climbing.