The Diary of Anne Frank (Original text)

by  Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 5f

Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved the Broadway critics to w…

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The Diary of Anne Frank (Original text)

by  Albert Hackett Frances Goodrich

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    5m, 5f

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During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands Anne Frank began to keep a diary on June 14, 1942, two days after her 13th birthday, and twenty two days before going into hiding with her mother, father, sister, and three other people. The group went into hiding in the sealed-off upper rooms of the annex of her father's office building in Amsterdam. The sealed-off upper-rooms also contained a hidden door which the Franks would hide in during the parts when Nazi soldiers were investigating the buildings for harbored Jews. They remained hidden for two years and one month, until their betrayal in August 1944, which resulted in their deportation going to Nazi concentration camps.
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"Adapted from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, edited by Otto Frank. Winner of the 1956 Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Critics Circle Award, and virtually every other coveted prize of the theatre. Very few plays have moved the Broadway critics to write such glowing notices, receiving the unanimous acclaim of all the top New York reviewers. The NY Times, said, "A lovely tender drama…Strange how the shining spirit of a young girl now dead can filter down through the years and inspire a group of theatrical professionals in a foreign land." The NY Herald-Tribune said, "The precise quality of the new play at the Cort is the quality of glowing, ineradicable life—life in its warmth, its wonder, its spasms of anguish and its wild and flaring humor…Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett have fashioned a wonderfully sensitive and theatrically craftsmanlike narrative out of the real-life legacy left us by a spirited and straightforward Jewish girl…as bright and shining as a banner." The NY Post called it "…a moving document on the stage." The NY Daily News said, "There is so much beauty, warm humor, gentle pity…in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK that it is difficult to imagine how this play could be contained in one set on one stage…this is a fine drama."

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Albert Hackett

The husband-and-wife team of Albert Maurice Hackett (born in New York City on February 16, 1900) and Frances Goodrich (born in Belleville, New Jersey, on December 21, 1890) began their joint career as Broadway playwrights in the 1920s. The success of their comedy Up Pops the Devil< ...

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Frances Goodrich

The husband-and-wife team ofAlbert Maurice Hackett(born in New York City on February 16, 1900) andFrances Goodrich(born in Belleville, New Jersey, on December 21, 1890) began their joint career as Broadway playwrights in the 1920s. The success of their comedyUp Pops the Devilbrought them to Hollywood to work on the 193 ...

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