Full Circle [The Last Station]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1973. Script archive, undated, for the 1973 Broadway production of the play "Full Circle," here under Erich Maria Remarque's original title "The Last Station." The archive contains two copies of Part II of the play, the first clean and the second with dialogue annotations in holograph ink on all but two pages. "Full Circle" premiered on November 7, 1973 at the ANTA Playhouse, adapted by Peter Stone, produced and directed by Otto Preminger, starring David Ackroyd, Bibi Andersson, and Max Brandt, and ran for 21 performances, closing on November 24, 1973.

The only play written by Remarque. It had a highly successful German premiere at the Berlin Drama Festival on September 9, 1956. In 1956 and 1957, the New York Times reported that an English adaptation was expected to premiere on Broadway in 1957, with William Wyler, Otto Preminger, Harold Clurman, and Robert Whitehead, variously attached to the project, but never went into production.

Ross, a concentration camp escapee, seeks refuge at a Berlin apartment of young widow Anna, and poses as a German officer when SS officer, Schmidt, arrives in pursuit. The following day Berlin falls, and Schmidt, now pursued by the Red Army, returns to the apartment under the identity of a concentration camp escapee.

Set in a third-floor room in Berlin on April 30 and May 1, 1945.

Title page present, with credits for playwright Remarque. 147 leaves, with last page of text numbered 98. Thermal reproduction, rectos only. Unbound, with Part I bound by a paper clip. Pages Very Good plus, with overall toning, light edgewear and closed tears to several leaves.


[Book #154858]

Price: $1,750.00