Juli Zeh: Gaming Instinct (stage version)

Juli Zeh is the first winner of the Jürgen Bansemer & Ute Nyssen Award for stage writing.

Juli Zeh
Gaming Instinct (stage version)

adapted for the stage by Bernhard Studlar

154pp with numerous color photographs

The phenomenal success of Juli Zeh's second novel SPIELTRIEB now repeated onstage. Premiered to an overwhelming success by the Hamburg Schauspielhaus in an adaption by Bernhard Studlar.
Included is also a glance behind the scenes: Contributions by the stage director, the leading actress and others about putting SPIELTRIEB on stage, plus numerous photos make this book a special treat.


»Inspired by the brilliant novel, this equally brilliant play is going to stir up the theatrical season.«
Norddeutscher Rundfunk

»We witness immorality unleashed, in concrete, sensual images, yet again on an abstract level, staged with psychological intuition. (...) What is good or bad, what is right or wrong? An adolescent generation is in search of answers, without response, so they take matters into their own hands. The actors are left to face each other naked and defenseless on a sparsely equipped stage. Deeply moved.«
Hamburger Abendblatt

»A remarkable performance. Modern theatre at its best: straightforward, relentless to the core.«
BILD Hamburg

»A triumph for everyone involved - author, playwright, director, and actors.«
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

»A spirited adaptation by Bernhard Studlar, an experient in applied game theory exposing the disorientation, the callousness of a sexually over-liberated generation.

»Juli Zeh, qui capte tout de suite la sympathie par sa franchise, son sourire en coin, son ton enjoué, est devenue une romancière reconnue et couronnée de nombreux prix.«

More titles by Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh: The Full Monty. Not a NovelJuli Zeh: Eagles and AngelsJuli Zeh: Even Silence Is a Sound. Travels through BosniaJuli Zeh: Gaming Instinct (Spieltrieb)Juli Zeh: A Dog Runs through the RepublicJuli Zeh: The Little Encyclopedia for Household DogsJuli Zeh: SchilfJuli Zeh: Schilf (stage version)Juli Zeh: The Land of PeopleJuli Zeh: The Method (Corpus delicti)Juli Zeh: Decompression (Nullzeit)Juli Zeh: TreidelnJuli Zeh: Good Morning, Boys and GirlsJuli Zeh: At Night They Are Animals