Hands Around by Arthur Schnitzler — Presented by The Online Stage

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Hands Around by Arthur Schnitzler

Presented by The Online Stage

Hands Around, also known as La Ronde or Reigen, is possibly Schnitzler's most provocative and controversial work. In a series of 10 conversations occurring before or after a sexual encounter, between 10 pairs of characters from all walks of life, Hands Around offers a playful scrutiny of the sexual morals and class ideology of the era. The unique format of the play - the Girl conversing with the Soldier, who then flirts with the Parlor-Maid, who then speaks to the Young Man, and so on until we come full circle with the Count and the Girl again - has proven so popular that it has been widely adapted for the stage, opera, film, and television, and inspired many works including Peter Mattei's film Love in the Time of Money, 360 by Fernando Meirelles, and the popular musical Hello Again.

The Girl of the Streets - Anna Grace
The Soldier - Rob Goll
Parlor-Maid - Amanda Friday
The Young Man - Mark Crowle-Groves
The Young Wife - PJ Morgan
The Husband - Tom Fisher
The Sweet Young Miss - Leanne Yau
The Poet - Tomas Peter
The Actress - Linda Barrans
The Count - Jeff Moon

Stage directions read by Marty Krz

Public Domain (P)2019 The Online Stage

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