Anatol - A Sequence of Dialogues
By Arthur Schnitzler
Adapted by Harley Granville-Barker
Arthur Schnitzler (1862 - 1931) was an Austrian dramatist, whose works, like those of his contemporaries Sigmund Freud and Frank Wedekind, explored the controversial subject of human sexuality.
Anatol, one of Schnitzler's earliest works, concerns the life of a shallow and immature playboy, who has multiple dalliances with various women but suffers from a crippling fear of commitment underneath his womanising facade. The play offers sharp social commentary on the themes of toxic masculinity and fidelity, and has been adapted in English to two different musicals: The Game of Love and The Gay Life.
Anatol - David Shears
Max - Mark Crowle-Groves
Hilda / Emily - P J Morgan
Bianca / Elsa - Leanne Yau
Gabrielle - Libby Stephenson
Mimi - Amanda Friday
Lona - Anna Grace
Franz/Waiter - Tom Saer
Stage directions read by Andy Harrington
Audio edited by Leanne Yau.