Dr. Korczak’s Example

Author(s): David Greig
This play is set in the final, numbered days of an orphanage in the Warsaw ghetto in 1942. Based on real events, this is a “Brechtian” retelling of the central characters who are trapped both by the inexorable forces of Nazi oppression and by our foreknowledge of the fate that awaits them. The play’s “alienation” device of depicting its characters through the use of dolls, further enhances our painful feeling of powerlessness.
Format: Drama
Cast Size:Youth

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Shawlands Academy & Schools Tour, 2001
Nationality of Author: Scottish
Original Language: English
Publisher:

Capercaillie Books Limited

Experience(s) Chronicled: The Ghettos

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