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%%* MadDoctor: Woyzeck is going crazy partly because he volunteers for some very unusual medical experiments.

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%%* * MadDoctor: Woyzeck is going crazy partly because he volunteers for some very unusual medical experiments.experiments conducted by the Doctor and a few other medical professionals, such as the peas-only diet mentioned below.


* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Throughout this grim tragedy, every person Woyzeck encounters only give him a hard time.



* HumansAreBastards / AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Throughout this grim tragedy, every person Woyzeck encounters only give him a hard time.


%%* AxCrazy: Woyzeck himself in the end.

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%%* * AxCrazy: In the end, Woyzeck himself in lashes out and [[spoiler: kills Marie, the end.only woman he ever loved]].



%%* HumansAreTheRealMonsters

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%%* HumansAreTheRealMonsters* HumansAreBastards / AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Throughout this grim tragedy, every person Woyzeck encounters only give him a hard time.



%%* KnifeNut: Woyzeck can't afford a pistol, you see.

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%%* * KnifeNut: [[spoiler: Woyzeck uses a knife to kill Marie]]. You see, he can't afford a pistol, you see.pistol.



%%* OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:A fatal variety.]]

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%%* * OutDamnedSpot: [[spoiler:A fatal variety.variety, as Woyzeck, after killing Marie, throws the knife into the pond, goes into the pond to wash away the blood on his hands, and drowns.]]

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In 1979, Creator/WernerHerzog had just finished filming a [[TheRemake remake]] of ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}''. After almost spending a week without making a movie, he got to work on ''Woyzeck'' with Creator/KlausKinski, which became one of his most beloved films.

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In 1979, Creator/WernerHerzog had just finished filming a [[TheRemake remake]] of ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}''. After almost spending a week without making a movie, he got to work on ''Woyzeck'' with Creator/KlausKinski, which Creator/KlausKinski. It became one of his most beloved films.


In 1979, Creator/WernerHerzog had just finished filming a [[TheRemake remake]] of ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}''. After almost spending a week without making a movie, he got to work on ''Woyzeck'', which became one of his most beloved films.

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In 1979, Creator/WernerHerzog had just finished filming a [[TheRemake remake]] of ''{{Film/Nosferatu}}''. After almost spending a week without making a movie, he got to work on ''Woyzeck'', ''Woyzeck'' with Creator/KlausKinski, which became one of his most beloved films.

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--> '''Doctor''': ''Didn't I tell you that the'' Urethral Sphincter ''is subject to the will!?''.

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--> '''Doctor''': ''Didn't I tell you that the'' Urethral Sphincter ''is subject to the will!?''.will!?''


%%* FracturedFairyTale: The "fairy tale" the grandmother tells the children. You can listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RQkTMDqW8 here]] as part of a YouTubePoop, narrated by Music/TomWaits.

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%%* FracturedFairyTale: The "fairy tale" the grandmother tells the children. You can listen to it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RQkTMDqW8 here]] as part of a YouTubePoop, WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, narrated by Music/TomWaits.


A play (actually just a [[AuthorExistenceFailure fragment]]) by Georg Büchner, who died in 1837 while working on it. Revolutionary for its time because up until that period, {{tragedy}} as a genre was reserved for stories about the upper classes. Its companion piece is Büchner's play ''Leonce and Lena'', which conversely is a scathing comedy about the upper classes -- a concept that was just as taboo.

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A play (actually just a [[AuthorExistenceFailure fragment]]) by [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Georg Büchner, Büchner]], who died in 1837 while working on it. Revolutionary for its time because up until that period, {{tragedy}} as a genre was reserved for stories about the upper classes. Its companion piece is Büchner's play ''Leonce and Lena'', which conversely is a scathing comedy about the upper classes -- a concept that was just as taboo.



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The unfinished manuscript was edited and "completed" by Karl Emil Franzos in 1879, and this version was first performed on stage in Munich in 1913. Alban Berg adapted the play into the Opera ''Wozzeck'', which received its first complete performance in Berlin in 1925.


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* BasedOnATrueStory: ''Woyzeck'' is based on the case of the real-life soldier Johann Christian Woyzeck (1780-1824), who was executed in Leipzig after murdering a widow out of jealousy and a lengthy trial and several expertises on his mental state. Büchner however also incorporated elements from other murder cases that happened during his lifetime and the experiments conducted by Justus von Liebig with a pea diet.



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* NoNameGiven: Drum Major. The Doctor. The Captain. The Workmen. This is important in the case of the first three, as they are upper-class authority figures who wield power over Woyzeck.

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* NoNameGiven: Drum Major. The Doctor. The Captain. The Workmen. This is important in the case of the first three, as they are upper-class authority figures who wield power over Woyzeck.



* TestedOnHumans: Woyzeck's pea diet is based on an actual experiment conducted by chemist Justus von Liebig: For three months a number of soldiers of the Hessian army were fed nothing but pease porridge (in order to test if peas could be used as a cheap source of protein), resulting in symptoms very much like those displayed by Woyzeck in the play.



* TypeCasting: Just like in ''Film/{{Stroszek}}'', Eva Mattes plays a woman who temporarily has a crazy husband.


Music/TomWaits and Robert Wilson have written a RockOpera based on the play. Alban Berg also composed an {{opera}}, titled ''Wozzeck''.

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Music/TomWaits and Robert Wilson have written a RockOpera based on the play. Waits' song "Children's Story" from ''Music/OrphansBrawlersBawlersAndBastards'' was also lifted from "Woyzeck". Alban Berg also composed an {{opera}}, titled ''Wozzeck''.

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