With compassion, humor, and shrewd insight, Arthur Schnitzler crystallized the world of the Austrian-Hungarian empire in 1911, just before its end.
In beautiful Vienna, the wealthy middle class has everything. Dressed in the finest clothes, they can stroll through the imperial gardens, take lunch at an open-air cafe, see the modernist exhibits, and hear Mahler's new symphonies. Yet despite their money, culture, and sophistication, they yearn for deeper satisfaction, for romance in a world of reason. This is a poignant portrait of an era whose end is foreseen only in the hearts and minds of its people.
Undiscovered Country is a feast for actors, and Tom Stoppard's vibrant translation confirms the magic of this knowing and heartfelt play.