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Dalliance

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based on Arthur Schnitzler's play Liebelei, adapted by Tom Stoppard, from a literal translation by Anthony Vivis
THE STORY: This version of Schnitzler’s “Lorelei” play that caused a scandal when first produced in Vienna in 1895, focuses on how the sexual mores of a society are indicative of the whole social fabric. Dalliance is a bitter sweet drama about a young working class girl who falls in love with a military officer. She alone has not learned that love is temporal and trivial, a mere series of dalliances.
“Tom Stoppard’s nimble wit has sewn sequins on the already glittering fabric of the original.” - London Sunday Telegraph.” A gripping critique of masculine loyalties.” - The Listener