Graduate Students at Vanderbilt University engage in conversations with Dieter Sevin, their absent professor, due to sickness. In their readings of Büchner's work they concentrate on "Danton's Tod", "Lenz", and "Woyzeck". Reflections on the history of case studies, on concepts of authorship as well as on presenting the piece to students in the classroom or on a stage determine their approaches to "Woyzeck". "Lenz", Büchner's prose text, challenges reading of concepts of madness and representations of death and life - experiences on the threshold. Readings of "Danton's Tod" center on the question of revolution, be it centered in the character of Marion or informed by Hannah Arendt's reflections in her book "On Revolution".