The Resource Democracy : a play, by Michael Frayn

Democracy : a play, by Michael Frayn

Label
Democracy : a play
Title
Democracy
Title remainder
a play
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Frayn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Democracy, Michael Frayn once again creates out of the known events of twentieth-century history a drama of extraordinary urgency and subtlety, reimagining the interactions and motivations of Willy Brandt as he became chancellor of West Germany in 1966 and those of his political circle, including Gunter Guillaume, a functionary who became Brandt's personal assistant-and who was eventually exposed as an East German spy in a discovery that helped force Brandt from office. But what circumstances allowed Brandt to become the first left-wing chancellor in forty years? And why, given his progressive policies, did the East German secret police feel it necessary to plant a spy in his office and risk bringing down his government? Michael Frayn writes in his postscript to the play, "Complexity is what the play is about: the complexity of human arrangements and of human beings themselves, and the difficulties that this creates in both shaping and understanding our actions."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frayn, Michael
Dewey number
822/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.R3
LC item number
D46 2004
Literary form
dramas
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brandt, Willy
  • Guillaume, Günter
  • Prime ministers
  • Germany
  • Spies
Label
Democracy : a play, by Michael Frayn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53398083
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780571211098
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003024287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780571211098
System control number
(OCoLC)53398083
Label
Democracy : a play, by Michael Frayn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-134)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53398083
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9780571211098
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003024287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780571211098
System control number
(OCoLC)53398083

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