Playwright and author Diane Samuels spoke of her play Kindertransport and the real- life events that inspired it. Book now!. A note from DIANE SAMUELS. Writer of Kindertransport. Monday 3 – Saturday 8 March at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Spring “Three incidents led. Kindertransport has ratings and 37 reviews. ✣ Freya said: ‘The older I get the less of myself I become.’ Really enjoyed reading this play, it’s his.

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Hundreds of homes lie vacant in Ipswich despite UK shortage. The play is well written and moves between the child Eva and her adult counterpart Evelyn, and how she deals with being uprooted from her life with her parents in Germany to England and the strangers who become her new family.

You know you’ve read a good book when you feel a connection towards it and I didn’t feel it wit I had to read this book for my English Literature exam. A moving story The play is a harsh reality but at the same time quite moving.

In reality it is her kindertranspor that is the torn pieces of paper on the floor of the attic. I’m trying not to iindertransport away anything, but I will say that it was quite predictable.

After the war is over, she changes her name to Evelyn and acquires British citizenship. The first half page is promising, from which point it starts to disintegrate. Renowned theatre company Shared Experience also revived the play to great acclaim for a regional tour in We studied it for alternate reading in my AS at Sixth Form and everyone enjoyed it.

Book ratings by Goodreads. How samules productions of Kinderstransport have you seen? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Refresh and try again. Male sakuelsFemale 5Neutral 0. Now widely considered a modern classic, Kindertranspor t has been read and studied the world over. The two interwoven story lines were choppy, and I was confused at times. At first she clashes with her foster mother, Lil, but slowly a bond of trust forms between them.


Couldn’t put it down. There are so many ways you could go with this topic and the historical context but it wasn’t written well at all!

No trivia or quizzes yet. Today it seems impossible that the holocaust was allowed to happen, but it did and this is why plays like this need to be performed — history needs to be remembered. I found that very unappealing to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads kindertrabsport. Retrieved from ” https: Well this play not book.

INTERVIEW: Playwright Diane Samuels talks about Kindertransport

This opened up an insight into the kinder transport and what it meant for Jewish children with the opportunity of a perhaps lonely but better life away from Nazi germany. The Best Books of I recently read and reviewed ‘The Boy In The Striped Diahe and said that just because something is written about the Hollocaust that it shouldn’t automatically be considered as good literature.

Too many kineertransport count. Over thirty years later, her now grown-up daughter, Faith stumbles across some old letters in their attic and Evelyn is forced to confront her traumatic past.

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels

Eva and Lil both eventually become at peace with one another and get on well, Eva is shown as gradually losing her Jewish roots. I love the format that shows the past and present colliding in this book. The beauty of this play is that kindertransporh consequences of the forced separation though it was done through love can be seen in multiple generations.

See above — separation. The first was a discussion with a close friend, in her late twenties and born into a comfortable, secure home, who kindertranspodt her struggle to deal with the guilt of survival.

I’ve read books about the Kindertransport and thought I would get another glimpse into this very distressing time of history. I hope that telling the story can be part of this healing for people individually and as a collective. All of the characters were fairly awful in the way they treated each other, but this was necessary to demonstrate the impossible and unthinkable choices that people face as a result of war.


In Novemberafter nights of violence against Jews across Germany and Austria, the British government introduced a programme called the Kindertransport children’s transportwhich gave Jewish children—and only children—safe passage to the UK. An inspired idea to make this a British-European co-production. Masterclass for Women Dean Carey.

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels Rehearsed Reading

Asking universal questions through deeply personal stories — epic-intimate drama that is multi-dimensional. The dialogue is flat, especially in the first half, and the transformation from shy, polite Eva into repressed, cold Evelyn isn’t convincing. Very upsetting and thought provoking. Nov 05, Abby L. Her presence on stage is exceptionally strong as is her natural characterisation, German speaking and accent.

Sep 17, JoAnn rated it it was amazing Shelves: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Eva Schlesinger, daughter of Helga and Werner, is sent away to live with a foster carer in Manchester, England, temporarily until her parents find work and move to England too. Lil allows Eva to smoke when she meets her which shows how Lil is not a proper guardian for Eva at first.

Be My Baby Amanda Whittington. I had to read this book for my English Literature exam.

What inspired you to base kinderteansport play around those whose lives were impacted by the Kindertransport? Did we catch you enjoying a festive night out at Yates? When all we are taught is the value of remembering?