Other Plays by Eric Bentley
Other Plays by Bertoldt Brecht
Bentley, Eric (aka Eric Russell Bentley, American playwright, translator from German, born in Bolton, Lancashire, England, September 14, 1916-____), “The Informer,”
a __-minute drama in English, translated by Bentley from Bertolt [or Bertoldt] Brecht’s (German playwright, theatre director and poet, 1898-1956) German original,
(1m is child)
© 1965 by Eric Russell Bentley;
• in Bertolt Brecht’s The Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays / Bertolt Brecht; English versions by Eric Bentley, An Evergreen black cat book, BC 80 (New York: Grove Press, 1965), LCCN 65-14198 r965 (New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992), ISBN 0802150985, containing “In Search of Justice,” “The Informer,” “The Elephant Calf,” “The Measures Taken,” “The Exception and the Rule,” “Appendex: ‘Salzburg Dance of Death’”);
• also in Bertolt Brecht’s The Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays / Bertolt Brecht; English versions by Eric Bentley, 1st Evergreen edition (New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1992), ISBN 0802150985, containing “In Search of Justice,” “The Informer,” “The Elephant Calf,” “The Measures Taken,” “The Exception and the Rule,” “Appendex: ‘Salzburg Dance of Death,’” “Appendix: ‘What Was He Killed For?’”;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York City, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England, SF 11653.
______ (m), __, husband, father; ______ (m child), __, son, Nazi youth; ______ (f), __, wife, mother; ______ (f), __, _____.
“In Nazi Germany apprehension turns into paralyzing fear at every utterance a man makes. When their little boy does not come home on time, a man and woman begin to wonder if he has followed his indoctrination by informing against them. Everything the man has said now becomes suspect. Even the ten cents the wife had given the boy that morning would be interpreted as bribery. And if he now how hung up the Nazi symbols, that would only be proof of ‘consciousness of guilt.’ They are in a frenzy by the time the boy returns. But it seems he had only gone out to buy candy with the ten cents. Or had he?”—1997 Basic Catalogue of Plays and Musicals (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1997), p. 254.
Not to be confused with Liam O’Flaherty’s (1896-____) The Informer, preface by Denis Donoghue, 1st Harvest/HBJ edition, a Signet Classic (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980, 1953), ISBN 0156443562, 182 pp., reprint of the 1961 ed. published by New American Library, New York, in series: A Signet classic.
• Also, not to be confused with Liam O’Flaherty’s (1896-____) The Informer (London: New English Library, 1971), ISBN 0450008193, 190 pp.
• Also, not to be confused with John McGreevey’s The Informer, A Play in One Act, Dramatized from the Book by Liam O’Flaherty (Chicago, Illinois, U.SA.: Dramatic Publishing Company, 1949), LCCN 50-17646 r972.
• Research should include Liam O’Flaherty’s Informer [The Informer], Playhouse 25, a sound recording ( [n.p.] American Forces Radio and Television Service, RU 6-3, 3B ), LCCN 77-740471, p. on side 2 of 1 disc, 33 1/3 rpm. mono. 12 in., starring Victor McLaglen (1886-1959) with Ira Cook, duration: 25 min.; made for use by the American Armed Forces only: “An Irish rebel betrays his friend to the Black and Tans for twenty pounds reward offered for the capture of the revolutionary leader, with Themes of 1916, betrayal, Black and Tans, capture, history, Ireland, revolution, reward, Sinn Fein Rebellion.
family, informing, Nazi Germany, trust.