Theatrical Lives from Vienna to London: Treasures from the Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Archive

19 June 2013, 09:00 - 30 August 2013 18:00

Senate House
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The event is taking place in several rooms in Senate House.
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Seventy-five years since the German annexation of Austria in March 1938, the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (IGRS) is mounting an exhibition illustrating the lives of two Jewish refugee actors from Vienna, Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller. The selection of scripts, photographs, letters, theatre programmes and other items from the Miller Archive will trace the Millers’ lives from their theatrical successes in pre-war Vienna, through the challenges of exile theatre in wartime London, to their achievements in radio and theatre in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Archive was deposited at the IGRS after Hannah Norbert-Miller’s death in 1998 and, with generous funding from the Miller Trust, is currently being sorted and catalogued. Many of the items in the collection are only now being systematically identified and contextualised, and this is the first time that they will be displayed. The exhibition, on the first floor of the University of London Senate House, will run from Wednesday, 19 June 2013 to coincide with Refugee Week (17-23 June), until Friday, 30 August 2013. Admission is free. Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm.

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