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Jewish Wife, The - Short Play, Drama

Jewish Wife, The

Eric Bentley, Bertolt Brecht

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Short Play, Drama

1m, 1f

ISBN: 9780802150981

A tour de force for an actress, this classic opens with a woman saying goodbye to friends on the phone and and then rehearsing a speech she intends to deliver to her husband. We come face to face with the awful truth: she is the Jewish wife of a Nazi scientist.

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Short Play

Drama

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A tour de force for an actress, this classic opens with a woman saying goodbye to friends on the phone and and then rehearsing a speech she intends to deliver to her husband. We come face to face with the awful truth: she is the Jewish wife of a Nazi scientist and she knows it is better for him if she goes away. She knows it will be forever. In the conversation that ensues, both pretend that she will only be going for a little while.
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1m, 1f

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Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley

Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had many books published and many plays and adaptations performed, the latter feature making him a ... view full profile

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to Scandinavia before eventually settling in the USA where he remained until 1947. ... view full profile

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