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Asylum - Short Play, Drama

Asylum

Alec Baron

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Short Play, Drama

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573120107

In this compelling, thought provoking play about the continuing effects of the Second World War, Dr. Kirshner, head of a sanatorium in Germany, has to make a decision on whether or not Bauermann can be released into society after spending a year in her care. As she begins to probe into his life, she…

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Short Play

Drama

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In this compelling, thought provoking play about the continuing effects of the Second World War, Dr. Kirshner, head of a sanatorium in Germany, has to make a decision on whether or not Bauermann can be released into society after spending a year in her care. As she begins to probe into his life, she discovers his pronounced obsessional paranoia results from of the way in which his wife and son were killed in an air raid and his daughter was sent to live in England. Following an emotional climax in which he is unexpectedly reunited with his daughter, Bauermann viciously attacks Dr. Kirshner and the question of his sanity becomes acute.
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Alec Baron

Alec Baron (1913-1991) was born in 1913 in Leeds, the youngest child of Russian Jews who came to Leeds to escape the pogroms. Always interested in films and theatre, he set up and ran the first Film Society outside of London with his friends while still in high school. He served in the army during the Second World War and in addition to his active duty as a tank driver, he set up a concert party ... view full profile

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