Theatre: The Diary of Anne Frank
For the past two years we have lived in fear. Now we can live in hope.
We try and hold on to some kind of ideals, when everything - ideals, hope, everything is being destroyed.
The 1955 Pulitzer-Prize winner for Drama, The Diary of Anne Frank
was Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's dramatization of Holocaust victim Anne Frank's diary (usually referred to as The Diary of a Young Girl
, which was the title of the first edition). An Academy-Award winning film version, staring Shelley Winters, was released in 1959.
It chronicles Frank's time as a Jewish refugee in Amsterdam hiding from Nazi forces with her family. Throughout her stay in a businessman's house, Frank wrote her observations of the world around her in her diary. That is, until, the Nazis finally find her.
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