Bertrand Russell: This Has Been My Life

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New Work
Writers: Tom Attea

Overview

Show Information

Book
Based on the Play/Book/Film
The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Drama, Historical/Biographical
Settings
Simple/No Set
Time & Place
England, 1960s
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
Small Cast, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, elderly characters

Synopsis

Based on Bertrand Russell’s three volume Autobiography, the elderly English philosopher looks back on his life. A keen political activist and social critic, he has lived through a changing century and two world wars. Here, he looks back on his experiences and pits them against the violent dogmatism and growing nuclear threat that darkens the contemporary world.

Lead Characters