Buchner and Madness
Crighton, J. (1998). Büchner and madness: schizophrenia in Georg Büchner's Lenz and Woyzeck. Mellen. Retrieved from
Crighton’s critical interpretation is a thoroughly fascinating look at the relationship between Buchner’s work as a writer and a scientist, particularly highlighting the pathology of schizophrenia as it was coming to the forefront of the medical world in the 19th century. Half psychiatry and half literary, this is exactly the kind of resource a director, dramaturg, or any theatre artist could follow down an inspiring rabbit hole.
Duke University, Student Dramaturgical Website
Chun, Y. (2009, November 10). Dramaturgical Website for Woyzeck. Woyzeck by Georg Büchner. Retrieved December 4, 2013, from http://sites.duke.edu/woyzeck/
A Duke University student’s dramaturgical website focused on the play. This is a fabulous one-stop-shop resource for learning a little bit about many of the elements and history behind the play and its foundations. While it is not extensive in scope, it provides an excellent jumping-off point for a newcomer to the piece.
Theatre | Woyzeck. (n.d.). TV Tropes. Retrieved December 2, 2013, from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Theatre/Woyzeck
Though somewhat tongue-in-cheek at first glance, this resource is astutely observed and quite comprehensive in its reach, collecting and analyzing story mechanisms across forms and genres. Altogether, the information comprises a database of storytelling tools for writers and readers alike. Each “trope” is linked to a lengthy description and a full list of examples by genre.