Staged reading directed by Rush Rehm (Artistic Director Stanford Summer Theatre) with Phoebe Moyer, David Mendelsohn, Joy Carlin and Courtney Walsh.
Followed by a panel discussion.
Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno were intellectual giants of the first half of the twentieth century. The drama Foreplay explores their deeply human and psychologically intriguing private lives, focusing on professional and personal jealousies, the mutual dislike of Theodor Adorno and Hannah Arendt, the association between Walter Benjamin and Gretel Adorno as well as with Georges Bataille, and the ever-changing border between erotica and pornography.
A second reading held Tuesday, March 15, 7-9 pm
Free admission Stanford University, School of Education, Room 100B, CERAS Building (520 Galvez Mall)