World Theatre Biography - A Game


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A play by MAX FRISCH translated by MICHAEL BULLOCK adapted for radio by MARTIN ESSLIN with

Max Frisch is the leading Swiss playwright of our time and Biography - a Game has been immensely successful in the theatre on the Continent. This is the first performance of the play in English.

Hannes Kiirmann , the hero of the play, is given the chance of playing the game, of reshaping his own life to see whether if he had acted differently at its decisive points it would have made a decisive difference. It is a game, but more than a game, and its results are surprising. and and Produced by MARTIN ESSLIN


Play By: Max Frisch

Translated By: Michael Bullock

Unknown: Martin Esslin

Unknown: Max Frisch

Unknown: Hannes Kiirmann

Produced By: Martin Esslin

Hannes Kiirmann: Hugh Burden

Antoinette: Sheila Allen

Recorder: Stephen Murray

Mrs Hubalek: Gladys Spencer

The old Vice-Chancellor: Hector Ross

SnOt JO: Manning Wilson

A Corporal: John Bryning

Kiirmann's mother: Margot Boyd

Doctor: Leonard Fenton

Nurse Agnes: Deborah Dallas

Helen: Sonia Fraser

Kiirmann's father: Peter Pratt

Kurmann's fiancee: Jo Mannlng Wilson

Clergyman: Leonard Fenton

Thomas, Kurmann's son: David Spenser

Refugees: Wilfrid Carter

Refugees: Madi Hedd

Professor Krolevsky: Cyril Shaps

Waiter: John Bryning

Two Security Police: Wilfrid Carter

Two Security Police: Hector Ross

Henrik: Godfrey Kenton

His Wife: Madi Hedd

Schneider: Peter Pratt

Hornacher: Wilfrid Carter

Pina: Tina Jurkiewicz