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Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) was one of the most prolific playwrights and novella writers in the final days of the Hapsburg monarchy (1804 to 1867, usually referred to as the Austrian Empire). His outspoken criticism of ingrained anti-Semitic prejudice, bourgeois hypocrisy and sexual double standards made him notorious. With a fine ear for dialogue and acute psychological observation, he became one of Austria’s leading modernist playwrights.

La Ronde
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La Ronde

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Arthur Schnitzler
The famous 'daisy-chain' play of sexual coupling, set in Vienna in the 1890s.

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.

Translated and introduced by Stephen Unwin and Peter Zombory-Moldovan.

Cast : 5M, 5F (1M, 1F possible with doubling)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-587-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB