La Ronde (tr.Unwin)

La Ronde (tr.Unwin)

La Ronde (tr.Unwin)

by: Stephen Unwin, Arthur Schnitzler

by: Stephen Unwin, Arthur Schnitzler

La Ronde (tr.Unwin)

La Ronde (tr.Unwin)

by: Stephen Unwin, Arthur Schnitzler

by: Stephen Unwin, Arthur Schnitzler

Overview

The famous 'daisy-chain' of sexual coupling, filmed and adapted many times over, most memorably as 'The Blue Room'.  The play is a series of ten scenes depicting couples in different sexual liaisons. Each of the ten characters appears in two adjacent scenes, forming an endless chain of sexual links across all the layers of Viennese society. Arthur Schnitzler's Reigen (its original title, conventionally translated as La Ronde) was written in Vienna in 1896/7 but, because of its scandalous subject-matter, was not performed in full until 1920. It has been adapted often (notably by David Hare as The Blue Room), and filmed several times (including by Max Ophuls, 1950; Roger Vadim, 1964; and Otto Schenk, 1973). Translated and introduced by Stephen Unwin and Peter Zombory-Moldovan.

Authors

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin

Arthur Schnitzler

Arthur Schnitzler