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A series of short plays by famous authors featuring distinguished English and Continental actresses
ELISABETH BERGNER in The Jewish Wife by BERTOLT BRECHT translated by Eric RUSSELL BENTLET with Ralph Michael
Designer, David Jones
Producer, HAL BURTON

In Berlin in September 1935 Ruth Ackermann, the Jewish wife of an eminent Aryan doctor, secretly decides to leave Germany for the sake of her husband's future. She rehearses her parting speech to him; but when they meet, what can they say to each other?
Elisabeth Bergner has been living in England for the past fifteen years, but most of her recent performances have been in Germany. In 1963 she was the first actress to receive the Schiller Prize - an award for an outstanding contribution to the arts. Towards the end of last year she appeared in The Mad Woman of Chaillot at Oxford and Guildford, and her performance was greatly acclaimed.


Unknown: Bertolt Brecht
Translated By: Eric Russell Bentlet
Unknown: Ralph Michael
Designer: David Jones
Producer: Hal Burton
Unknown: Ruth Ackermann
Unknown: Elisabeth Bergner

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