Playing for Time (Penguin Plays)

Playing for Time (Penguin Plays)

Arthur Miller / Feb 21, 2020

Playing for Time Penguin Plays A searing drama of the Holocaust and the remarkable moving story of the Auschwitz Women s Orchestra Paris Fania F nelon a popular Jewish nightclub singer is arrested by the occupying Germans

  • Title: Playing for Time (Penguin Plays)
  • Author: Arthur Miller
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  • Page: 160
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  • A searing drama of the Holocaust and the remarkable, moving story of the Auschwitz Women s Orchestra Paris, 1942 Fania F nelon, a popular Jewish nightclub singer, is arrested by the occupying Germans Sent to Auschwitz in a packed freight car, shorn of her hair, tattooed with an identifying number, starved, and subjected to harsh labor, she loses all traces of her formeA searing drama of the Holocaust and the remarkable, moving story of the Auschwitz Women s Orchestra Paris, 1942 Fania F nelon, a popular Jewish nightclub singer, is arrested by the occupying Germans Sent to Auschwitz in a packed freight car, shorn of her hair, tattooed with an identifying number, starved, and subjected to harsh labor, she loses all traces of her former self But her life at the camp changes dramatically when she is drafted into the Women s Orchestra, a desperate little ensemble that marches the prisoners out to work and gives concerts for the German high brass Led by Alma Ros , a sternly ambitious German Jewish conductor who knows that her job is a matter of life and death, Fania and her fellow musicians must confront the horror taking place around them while pushing themselves to create beauty in the midst of despair Based on Fania F nelon s memoir of the same name, Arthur Miller s Playing for Time was first produced as a CBS television drama starring Vanessa Redgrave before being adapted for the stage.

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    About "Arthur Miller"

      • Arthur Miller

        Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.


    892 Comments

    1. I liked this one, just parts of it were a little weird for me to read because it's not setup like his other plays.


    2. This was a very powerful and moving story, however I found that it was hard to get through at times. The dialogue was a bit stunted and awkward at places and the characters were all kind of confusing.


    3. I'm always struck by the quality of Arthur Miller's dialogue and writing in general. I mean, it shouldn't be a surprise since he's almost universally hailed as one of the best playwrights of all time. But there are some writers who I think must have gotten famous by chance or luck or gimmicks. And I am continuously reminded that Arthur Miller is definitely not one of them. Though it is not one of his better known plays, Playing for Time is a great one: very moving and thought-provoking. I love t [...]


    4. A play about playing in a band in a concentration camp. Makes you consider ethics, the atrocities of Nazi Germany, survival, and human behavior.


    5. I was in this play -- twice. It was originally a teleplay, then re-written for the stage, so in some parts it's not interesting theater. But it's a great Holocaust story.


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