Mon . 20 Feb 2020
TR | RU | UK | KK | BE |

I Am a Camera

i am a camera, i am a camera movie
John Van Druten

Adapted from the Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood Characters Christopher Isherwood
Fraulein Schneider
Fritz Wendel
Sally Bowles
Natalia Landauer
Clive Mortimer
Mrs Watson-Courtneidge Date premiered November 28, 1951 Place premiered Empire Theater, New York City Subject An English writer living in Berlin before the rise of the Hitler regime Genre Drama Setting A room in Fraulein Schneider's flat in Berlin 1930

I Am a Camera is a 1951 Broadway play by John Van Druten adapted from Christopher Isherwood's novel Goodbye to Berlin, which is part of The Berlin Stories The title is a quote taken from the novel's first page: "I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking" The original production was staged by John Van Druten, with scenic and lighting design by Boris Aronson and costumes by Ellen Goldsborough It opened at the Empire Theatre in New York City on November 28, 1951 and ran for 214 performances before closing on July 12, 1952

The production was a critically acclaimed success for both Julie Harris as the insouciant Sally Bowles, winning her the first of five Tony Awards of her career for Best Leading Actress in a play, and for Marian Winters, who won both the Theatre World Award and Tony Award for Featured Actress in a Play The play also won for John Van Druten the New York Drama Critics' Circle for Best American Play 1952 It also earned the famous review by Walter Kerr, "Me no Leica"


  • 1 Original Broadway Cast 1951
  • 2 Adaptations
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Original Broadway Cast 1951

  • Christopher Isherwood - William Prince
  • Fraulein Schneider - Olga Fabian
  • Fritz Wendel - Martin Brooks
  • Sally Bowles - Julie Harris
  • Natalia Landauer - Marian Winters
  • Clive Mortimer - Edward Andrews
  • Mrs Watson-Courtneidge - Catherine Willard


  • Film - I Am a Camera 1955 - screenplay by John Collier, music by Malcolm Arnold, starring Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey and Shelley Winters
  • Broadway Musical - Cabaret 1966 - directed by Hal Prince, book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, starring Jill Haworth, Bert Convy, Lotte Lenya, Jack Gilford, and Joel Grey
  • Film Musical - Cabaret 1972 - directed by Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, starring Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York


  1. ^ a b Van Druten, John 1951 I Am a Camera Random House, Inc  |access-date= requires |url= help
  2. ^ Van Druten, John 1998 I Am a Camera Dramatists Play Service, Inc ISBN 0822205459 
  3. ^ Isherwood, Christopher 1963 The Berlin Stories: the Last of Mr Norris and Goodbye to Berlin New Directions ISBN 0811200701 
  4. ^ a b Playbill Vault "I Am a Camera on Broadway" Retrieved 2013-10-27 
  5. ^ Botto, Louis"Quotable Critics" playbillcom, May 28, 2008
  6. ^ Friedman, M 1989 "Commercial expressions in American humor: an analysis of selected popular-cultural works of the postwar era" Humor - International Journal of Humor Research 2 3: 265–284 doi:101515/humr198923265 ISSN 1613-3722 

External links

  • I Am a Camera at the Internet Broadway Database

i am a camera, i am a camera 1955, i am a camera by christopher isherwood, i am a camera film, i am a camera john van druten, i am a camera julie harris, i am a camera lyrics, i am a camera monologue, i am a camera movie, i am a camera with its shutter open

I Am a Camera Information about

I Am a Camera

  • user icon

    I Am a Camera beatiful post thanks!


I Am a Camera
I Am a Camera
I Am a Camera viewing the topic.
I Am a Camera what, I Am a Camera who, I Am a Camera explanation

There are excerpts from wikipedia on this article and video

Random Posts



A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or...
Boston Renegades

Boston Renegades

Boston Renegades was an American women’s soccer team, founded in 2003 The team was a member of the U...
Sa Caleta Phoenician Settlement

Sa Caleta Phoenician Settlement

Sa Caleta Phoenician Settlement can be found on a rocky headland about 10 kilometers west of Ibiza T...

Bodybuildingcom is an American online retailer based in Boise, Idaho, specializing in dietary supple...