Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard
AUD $24.99
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Tom Stoppard's new play is a passionate drama of love and endurance, an intimate play with an epic sweep, the story of a family who made good.

Vienna in 1900 was the most vibrant city in Europe, humming with artistic and intellectual excitement and a genius for enjoying life. A tenth of the population were Jews. A generation earlier, they had been granted full civil rights by the Emperor, Franz Josef. Consequently, hundreds of thousands had fled from the Pale of Settlement and the pogroms in the East and many found sanctuary in the crowded tenements of the old Jewish quarter, Leopoldstadt.

'My grandfather wore a caftan,' says Hermann, a factory owner, 'My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner.'

It was not to last. Half a century later, this family, like millions of others, has re-discovered what it means to be Jewish in the first half of the 20th century.
Category: Plays & playscripts
ISBN: 9780571359059
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Plays
Pub Date: April 2020
Page Extent: 128
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Plays, playscripts

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