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Dr Schnitzler's Casebook

Written and directed by Tristram Powell, produced by Honor Borwick

Jewish Book Weekend

Sat 2 Oct
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Dr Schnitzler's Casebook

Written and directed by Tristram Powell, produced by Honor Borwick

Jewish Book Weekend

A one-off performance celebrating the life and work of the legendary Viennese novelist and playwright Arthur Schnitzler, starring Toby Jones, Ilan Goodman, Florence Dobson, Malcolm Sinclair & Edward Bennett.


‘I write of love and death. What other subjects are there?’. Playwright, physician, philanderer… Arthur Schnitzler was, like his friend Sigmund Freud, an old-fashioned bourgeois who questioned the double standards of his times in his work whilst happy to exercise them in his life. Challenging the conventions of his time, he was a former officer contemptuous of mindless militarism; a medical doctor more interested in the workings of the mind than the body; a compulsive womaniser who had a deep understanding of women’s economic subjugation; a Viennese Jew who would not commit to assimilation or Zionism, and who feared the influx of impoverished Jews fleeing the Eastern pogroms, as they arrived on the streets of Vienna.

With subjects including Arthur Miller, Dorothy Parker and Harold Pinter, our one-off productions celebrating great writers have become an annual Jewish Book Week highlight. Directed by Tristram Powell (Talking Heads) and produced by Honor Borwick (The Favourite), previous performers have included Alison Steadman, Eleanor Bron and Celia Imrie. Now with a star cast to be announced, the focus is on the fin-de-siècle Viennese author and dramatist, whose work was called ‘Jewish filth’ by Hitler and books were burned by Goebbels. His novella, Dream Story, was adapted by Frederic Raphael for Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut; and his plays Reigen and The Vast Domain were reworked by David Hare and Tom Stoppard as The Blue Room and Undiscovered Country. In scenes from his plays and stories we explore the insights of this gifted and controversial writer.

We are thrilled that performers, Ilan Goodman, Florence Dobson, Malcolm Sinclair and Edward Bennett will join the BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning Toby Jones in Dr Schnitzler’s Casebook, directed by Tristram Powell & produced by Honor Borwick.

Sponsored by Jacqueline & Michael Gee

Date & start time:Sat 2 Oct – 8pm
Venue:Hall One
Price:£16.50
+ £3 booking fee.

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