Vienna, 1900. A Jewish doctor prevents a Catholic priest from absolving a dying patient. A witchhunt ensues.Arthur Schnitzler's work has come to define Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. Written in 1912, Professor Bernhardi exposes the violent prejudices lurking beneath the city's glittering surface.
Schnitzler's "serious comedy", in a spiky new version by award-winning playwright Samuel Adamson, made its first appearance in London since 1936 as the third and final production in the The Last Waltz Season at the Arcola Theatre, London in March 2005.