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New play on Anne Frank's life gets royal opening

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 00:48

The Dutch king attends the premiere in Amsterdam of a play based on Anne Frank's life. Rollo Ross reports.

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One of Amsterdam's most famous modern-day residents, Dutch King Willem-Alexander paid tribute to another famous Amsterdam resident by turning out to the premiere of a new play about Anne Frank - the ill-fated Jewish girl who wrote diaries about her life in hiding from the Nazis during World War 2. According to the producer of 'Anne', Robin de Levita, audiences will see a different side to the teenager. SOUNDBITE 'Anne' producer, Robin de Levita, saying (English) "First of all it's a new play, for the first time it's based on all the works of Anne Frank, so we had the ability to make a new play based on everything she wrote." The producers behind "Anne" are already planning to introduce a multilingual translation system so tourists can enjoy the play, before hopefully taking the production on a world tour.

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New play on Anne Frank's life gets royal opening

Friday, May 09, 2014 - 00:48