Online: Analysis of Schnitzler´s “La Ronde/Reigen”

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Online: Analysis of Schnitzler´s “La Ronde/Reigen”

with Mike Alfreds

In 5 sessions of two hours

La Ronde, also known as Reigen in German, is a play that portrays ten individuals forming an unwitting circle of secret sexual relationships. Arthur Schnitzler wrote it in 1897 and was controversial. It explores the sexual morality and class ideology of its era by pairing characters before or after sexual encounters. The play’s characters from different levels of society provide a social commentary on how sexual contact crosses class boundaries.


1: Break-down of the structure and general organisation of the play
2: Detailed analysis of a single character.
3: Analysis of all the characters’ super objectives and the super objective of the play.
4: As a finale: putting all the above elements together to decide what the themes of the play are and how that would be imagined physically on stage.

The class requires preparation and very good English language skills!

Recommended to read:

1. “Different Every Night”
2. “La Ronde/Reigen” by A. Schnitzler

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Venue: Zoom Online
Dates: November 27th to December 1st, 2023
Schedule: 5 Morning Sessions | 10:30am to 12:30pm CET
Normal Fee: 315 Euro VAT incl.
Early Bird Fee:  275 Euro VAT incl.
Instant Booking Fee:  255 Euro VAT incl.
For those unable to attend all sessions, we provide recordings for booked participants
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