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Five Plays From Berlin
SCENES FROM THE CLASS WAR
by Piers Paul Read
HOW DISASTER STRUCK THE HARVEST
by Derek Marlowe
THE DIFFERENCE
by Peter Bergman
GUILDENSTERN AND ROSENCRANTZ
by Tom Stoppard
THE SENTINEL
Tom Cullinan

The Questors Studio
October 1964

Directed by Peter Whelan, June Judson and Tom Stoppard

Programme
(The Questors)
Programme
(Berlin)
Questopics
091
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Cast:
Sylvia Estop, Hugh Forsythe, Lawrence Irvin, June Judson, Don Kincaid, Michael Langridge, Myles McDowell, John Turner, Judith Watson, Peter Whelan

Production Team:
Robert Baley, Diane McDowell, Christine Reid, Judith Watson, Timothy Williams, Charles Wrighton, Tom Stoppard


Programme Note

At the beginning of May [1964], five authors from England and USA went to Berlin at the inviation of Literarisches Colloquium Berlin. The Leader of the group was James Saunders, whose new play A Scent of Flowers opened in London last week. Together the writers wrote, discussed, argued, drank, wrote, played cards, rewrote; they wrote new things, revised old ones, disagreed with one another... The Pieces to be seen tonight represent a small part of the result. The choice was regulated by shortness, simplicity, entertainment value and also - and this was the foremost consideration - by the benefit the authors themselves considered they would derive by seeing their pieces rehearsed and performed.