Written by Ariane Mnouchkine in 1980.
Can be found in Plays by Mediterranean Women, edited by Marion Baraitser and Maria Avraamidou: Aurora Metro Publications, 1994 and Consortium, 1999.
Based on a novel by Klaus Mann, first published in 1936.
1. Also by Klaus Mann.
2. Criticism/Interpretation/Biography of Klaus Mann.
Klaus Mann, Peter T. Hoffer: Twayne Publishers, 1978.3. The character Hendrik Hofgen is based on an actor named Gustaf Grundgens, who was married to Klaus Mannís sister, Erika (Erika Bruckner in the play, Barbara Bruckner in the novel). Klaus Mann himself appears in the novel and play as Sebastien Bruckner.
The Turning Point: Thirty-five Years in This Century, Klaus Mann (autobiography): Fischer, 1942.
Revised edition, Weiner: 1984.
Other characters based on historical figures:
The General (later, The Prime Minister)=Hermann Goering4. Life in pre-WW II Berlin (The Weimar Republic).
Lotte Lindenthal, wife of The General/Prime Minister=Emmy Sonnemann, actress wife of Goering
Professor Thomas Bruckner=Thomas Mann
Carola Martin (Dora Martin in the novel)=Marlene Dietrich