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The Diary of Anne Frank

Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 5m

The Diary of Anne Frank
Dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Few more poignant true stories emerged from World War II than the diary of young Anne Frank. Published long afterwards by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic. 

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  • Cast Size
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    5f, 5m
  • SubGenre
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    Adaptations (Literature), Biography, Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience
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    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
Few more poignant true stories emerged from World War II than the diary of young Anne Frank. Published long afterwards by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic. The constant secrecy, growing hunger and friction of living in'such cramped conditions could not dull Anne's vibrant personality or her passion for living.

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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: An attic

Casting

5f, 5m
Cast Attributes
M5 (16, middle-age-elderly) F5 (teenage, 20s-40)

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Frances Goodrich

Frances Goodrich (1891-1984) was born in Belleville, NJ and started in the theatre as an actress, making her debut with Ruth Chatterton in 1916 in COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN.  After collaborating with Albert Hackett in writing the play UP POPS THE DEVIL in 1930, they married the following year.  The team cont ...

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Albert Hackett

(1900-1995) Mr. Hackett made his New York stage debut as an actor as a little girl in Lottie, the Poor Saleslady in 1906. He appeared in productions of Peter Pan, Crime, Whoopee and The Nervous Wreck. With Frances Goodrich, whom he married in 1931, he wrote the plays BRIDAL ...

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