EDUCATION MATINEE 2021 — The Diary of Anne Frank — VIDEOS

The Diary of Anne Frank. Black and White Zoom screen with multiple actors. Several of them wear Jewish Holocaust stars.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Directed by Ellen Fenster

Streaming for students and educators only: March 1 – May 31, 2021

If you are an educator interested in sharing this production with your students, please fill out this Education Streaming Access Form.

If you have questions regarding the streaming production, please email education@parksquaretheatre.org.

It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals; they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

— Anne Frank, July 15, 1944

In the Spring of 2021, Park Square will resume streaming of our digital production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Created on Zoom at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, this production brings the relevant story to the digital stage.

Recommended Grade Level: 7–12

Suggested Areas of Study and Discussion: The Holocaust, World War II, Jewish Religion and Culture, German Language and Culture, Genocide in the 20th Century: Rwanda, Darfur–the First Genocide of the 21st Century

The Story: In this account of eight Jews hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Anne Frank emerges from history as an inspiring and intensely gifted young woman. Your students are sure to be moved by this important story of a young woman whose imagination and hope were not stifled by her confinement. The hiding and arrest of the Frank family will help bring the realities of the Holocaust more directly into your classroom.

Performance Length: 2 ½ hours, or by individual scenes.

The Diary of Anne Frank will be available to students and educators at no charge.

Special Thanks:

To Aaron Fiskradatz for video and Zoom support.
To Samuel French for permission to present this experience free of royalties.

Study Guide

Click image to download Park Square Theatre’s Study Guide.

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Playbill

Click image to download the playbill supporting the planned 2020 stage production of the play.

Playbill cover - The Diary of Anne Frank - 2020

E-book

Click here to download an e-book of The Diary of Anne Frank, intended for nonprofit educational use.

Watch the Full Production

This production is available for students and educators March 1 – May 31, 2021.
If you are educator interested in using the videos for educational purposes, contact education@parksquaretheatre.org.

Act 1

Act 2

Study Guide

Click image to download Park Square Theatre’s Study Guide.

park-square-study-guide-2019-20-diary-of-anne-frank-TH

Playbill

Click image to download the playbill supporting the planned stage production of the play.

Playbill cover - The Diary of Anne Frank - 2020

E-book

Click here to download an e-book of The Diary of Anne Frank, intended for nonprofit educational use.

Watch Scene by Scene

This production is available for students and educators March 1 – May 31, 2021.
If you are educator interested in using the videos for educational purposes, contact education@parksquaretheatre.org.

Act 1

Act 1, Scene 1:
Mr. Frank Returns

Themes: after the Holocaust, returning to your home
Diary Entry #1, Monday, July 6, 1942

Act 1, Scene 2:
Arriving at the Attic

Themes: setting the scene for their survival, the realization of the young people that they will be in isolation
Diary Entry #2, Friday, August 21, 1942

Act 1, Scene 3,  Part 1:
Living in the Attic

Act 1 Scene 3, Part 2:
A new room mate

Themes: children vs. adults, adolescence, family dynamics
Diary Entry #3, Monday, September 21, 1942

Act 1, Scene 4:
A Nightmare

Themes: Fear and terror of the Nazis, parent/child dynamics, growing up
Diary Entry #4, Monday, November 9, 1942

Act 1, Scene 5:
Hanukkah in the Attic

Themes: celebration, terror, resilience
Diary Entry #5, Saturday, January 1, 1944

Act 2

Act 2, Scene 1:
A New Year

Themes: time passing, scarcity, young people finding their voices
Diary Entry #6: Monday, March 6, 1944

Act 2, Scene 2:
A Date

Themes: Young love, young people finding their independence and identities
Diary Entry #7, Thursday, April 20, 1944

Act 2, Scene 3:
The Bread Thief, D-Day

Themes: Hunger, family dynamics, possible liberation
Diary Entry #8, Wednesday July 2, 1944

Act 2, Scene 4:
Our time here has come to an End

Themes: their capture, the Holocaust, genocide
Diary Entry #9, August 4, 1944

Act 2, Scene 5:
Mr. Frank Returns
“I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

Themes: The Holocaust, genocide, Anne’s legacy

Talk Back with Director and Cast

A conversation with the director, stage manager, cast members and select audience members.

This conversation was held on April 29, 2020.

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