The Visions of Simone Machard (Mannheim, trans.)

by  Ralph Manheim, Bertolt Brecht, Leon Feuchtwanger

Full Length Play, Drama  /  15m or f

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The Visions of Simone Machard (Mannheim, trans.)

by  Ralph Manheim Bertolt Brecht Leon Feuchtwanger

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The Visions of Simone Machard (Mannheim, trans.)

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    15m or f

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During the German invasion of France in 1940, Simone, a teen-age girl, is a sen a hotel. Absorbed by the story of Joan of Arc, she dreams that her brother, a French soldier, has called upon her to save France. In dream interludes she identifies herself with Joan, seeing the people around her as historical figures. Inspired by a sense of mission, she feeds hungry refugees and, when the Germans arrive, sets fire to the hotel's gasoline supplies to prevent them from falling into the enemy's hands. At last she has a vision of being tried and sentenced to death; in fact, she is seized and sent to a mental institution.
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  • Cross gender casting
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Ralph Manheim

Ralph Manheim

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 S ...

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Leon Feuchtwanger

Leon Feuchtwanger

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