Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 1854592270
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Drama

The best play about the pain and passion of mother/daughter relationships.--Guardian.

Trauma and Attachment in the Kindertransport Context

Author: Iris Guske
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443807890
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: History

The present volume is the result of an interdisciplinary oral history research project, which was carried out at the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex. It focuses on the Kindertransport, the British rescue operation saving 10,000 predominantly German-Jewish children from Nazi Germany, and is based on in-depth case studies of five child survivors of the Holocaust. Looking at human development over the life cycle as mediated by intervening trauma was at the heart of the project, which examined the making and breaking of a child's close ties to significant others, processes of identity formation under acculturative stress as well as the creation and recall of traumatic memories. The study is thus one of the few in the field of attachment research which sheds light on the lifelong influence which early attachment has on coping with massive cumulative trauma. The former child refugees' narratives are enriched by letters, diaries, or articles written by them and their (host) families as well as by interviews conducted with family members and friends. Consequently, we can look at individual lives and collective destinies from more than one perspective as we are provided with rich, multi-layered accounts of people's whole-life trajectories. While each Holocaust survivor's developmental story is unique, it is, however, linked to the others' by the common experience of negotiating an identity between two countries, cultures, and religions against the background of unparalleled political upheavals, and as such also sheds light on, and offers ways out of, the traumata suffered in present-day contexts of enforced migration and displacement.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

Author: Adam Piette
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748653935
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: History

The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ

Duologues for All Accents and Ages

Author: Eamonn Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0878301682
Release Date: 2002-09
Genre: Performing Arts

This collection of forty-five duologues is selected from a range of plays, from Elizabethan to contemporary. Jean Marlow and Eamonn Jones, both experienced teachers and working actors, have chosen duologues which vary in style, offer a range of emotions and include parts for a variety of accents and ages. Much helpful advice is given in the book by contributors such as Tom Stoppard, April De Angelis, Don Taylor and representatives from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), Guildhall School of Music and Drama - both use duologues in their external exams - and The Actors' Centre.

Audition Speeches

Author: Jean Marlow
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0878301143
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds offers a generous helping of carefully selected speeches that children can prepare for auditions. Each speech is introduced with commentary to set the scene and help the young actor.

Audition Speeches for Women

Author: Jean Marlow
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0878301461
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Drama

Presents a collection of audition speeches for women, from both plays and motion pictures, along with acting advice from directors, teachers, and actors.

Audition Speeches for Young Actors 16

Author: Jean Marlow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135865139
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Performing Arts

Audition Speeches for 6-16 Year Olds offers a generous helping of carefully selected speeches that children can prepare for auditions. Each speech is introduced with commentary to set the scene and help the young actor.

Diane Samuels Kindertransport

Author: Diane Samuels
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
ISBN: 1848422849
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

The author's guide to Kindertransport, an invaluable and uniquely authoritative resource for anyone studying, teaching or performing the play. Since it was first staged by the Soho Theatre Company in London in 1993, Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport has enjoyed huge success around the world, has been revived numerous times, and is widely studied in schools and colleges. The play tells the story of how nine-year-old Eva, a German Jewish girl, is sent by her parents on the Kindertransport to start a new life with a foster family in Britain just before the outbreak of World War Two. Over forty years later, she has changed her name to Evelyn and denied her roots. When her own daughter discovers some old letters and photos in the attic, she is forced to confront the truth about who she really is and to reveal a dark secret that she has done everything to keep hidden. In this author’s guide to the play, Diane Samuels investigates the historical background, drawing on the personal testimony of those whose lives were transformed by the Kindertransport. She explores the creative process that shaped the play through successive drafts. And she presents detailed accounts from the actors, directors, a composer and designer who have contributed to the play’s most notable productions. "Illuminating... It's a refreshing change for a study guide to come from the pen of the person who created the text being studied... an informative, enlightening contribution to textual study and performance." - The Stage Diane Samuels is a playwright and author whose plays include Kindertransport, The True-Life Fiction of Mata Hari (Palace Theatre, Watford, 2002), Cinderella’s Daughter (Trestle Theatre, 2005) and Tiger Wings (BBC Radio 4). She has written several plays for younger audiences and wrote the book for the musical The A-Z of Mrs P, music and lyrics by Gwyneth Herbert (Southwark Playhouse, 2014).

Remembering Refugees

Author: Tony Kushner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719068827
Release Date: 2007-01-15
Genre: History

Refugee crises are one of the gravest problems facing the modern world. This book explores the paradox of why countries such as Britain pride themselves on their past treatment of refugees yet are suspicious and hostile towards asylum seekers trying to gain entry. It explores the contemporary treatment and representation of refugees ranging from the Huguenots in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries through to the many groups that have gained entry more recently. Was the treatment of refugees such as Jews escaping Tsarist and later Nazi persecution as welcoming as politicians and others now make out? Why have some groups been remembered positively, while others have been forgotten?

Little Holocaust Survivors

Author: Barbara Wolfenden
Publisher: Greenwood World Pub
ISBN: 1846450535
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

As Europe prepared for war, the newly-founded Stoatley Rough School began to shelter hundreds of traumatized Jewish children fleeing (usually alone) from Nazi persecution. "Little Holocaust Survivors," based on dozens of original interviews, tells their stories, and the stories of the teachers and benefactors who created this refuge in a country house on a hillside in Surrey, donated by its philanthropic owner. Struggling against constant money problems, war-time deprivation, the occasional suspicion of locals and unfamiliarity with the English language, teachers and pupils endeavoured to hold their educational establishment together. As the Luftwaffe bombed London forty miles away, the inhabitants of Stoatley Rough did their best to focus on the values of equality, tolerance, music appreciation and hard work. Author Barbara Wolfenden (wife of one of the boys educated at Stoatley Rough) has interviewed many of the children (both 'Hut Boys' and 'Household Girls') from the school, and the book draws on their individual stories. It begins in Nazi Germany, where so many Jewish families were separated - often for ever - in their desperate attempts to survive, and continues with the experiences of those child refugees who found their way to England, and to Stoatley Rough. The varied cast of characters includes not only the children but also the German-Jewish feminist headmistress and the German teachers she brought with her, and the school's wealthy and zealous English benefactors, whose extraordinary efforts created some sort of order (often makeshift, sometimes eccentric) out of the chaos. In these extraordinary circumstances, the children grew into adults, and Barbara Wolfenden also follows their stories after Stoatley Rough, as they made their way in the world. Unique and intimate, the book is also a testimony to the modest power of trust, endurance and fellow-feeling in a time of loss and hardship.

Year Book

ISBN: UVA:X004435137
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Germany

Anglo Jewish women writing the Holocaust

Author: Phyllis Lassner
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0230202586
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: History

In its rigorously researched analysis of Anglo-Jewish women writing the Holocaust, this book highlights the necessity of their inclusion in the evolving canon of modern British literature. Addressing the question of why the Holocaust is still being written, this study brings together Kindertransport writers, those of the Second Generation and those writers who have no personal or communal connection to the Holocaust but who have felt compelled to testify to the painful adaptations or betrayals of refugees by the nation which rescued so many. In her significant critical interpretations of memoirs, plays, poetry and novels, Lassner shows how these writers complicate theories of trauma and memory by using fantasy and the Gothic as a response to silence as well as to the historical and narrative relationship between endangered European Jews and Britain's cultural and political responses to them.