A GERMAN LIFE by Christopher Hampton

Monologue for a great actress


Christopher Hampton © Jill Furmanovsky



By Christopher Hampton (UK), based on the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsels (DE)

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English original text

Documentary monologue based on real interviews with Brunhilde Pomsel who in 2016 (at the age of 105) revealed her story: of how she worked as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930-40s – at first, for a Jewish insurance broker, then for the German Broadcasting Corporation and finally for Joseph Goebbels. The text is a condensed account of her life and stories about being German – before, during and after WWII –, about the Nazis and ordinary people. A challenging material for an elderly actress.


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