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John Van Druten Adapted from the Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
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
- ^ a b Van Druten, John 1951 I Am a Camera Random House, Inc |access-date= requires |url= help
- ^ Van Druten, John 1998 I Am a Camera Dramatists Play Service, Inc ISBN 0822205459
- ^ Isherwood, Christopher 1963 The Berlin Stories: the Last of Mr Norris and Goodbye to Berlin New Directions ISBN 0811200701
- ^ a b Playbill Vault "I Am a Camera on Broadway" Retrieved 2013-10-27
- ^ Botto, Louis"Quotable Critics" playbillcom, May 28, 2008
- ^ 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
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