Literary Circle - Witness for the Prosecution (Agatha Christie)
For beginners and advanced
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan (born 15 September 1890, died 12 January 1976 in England) was an English author. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. She belongs to the most successful wirters worldwide.
In this literary circle we look closer to one of her short stories which is also well-known in Germany. „Zeugin der Anklage“ was written in 1925. The very famous film version with Marlene Dietrich was produced in 1957. A new movie was released with Ben Affleck in 2016.
Leonard Vole is arrested for the murder of Emily French, a wealthy older woman. Unaware that he was a married man, Miss French made him her principal heir, casting suspicion on Leonard. When his wife, Romaine, agrees to testify, she does so not in Leonard's defense but as a witness for the prosecution. Romaine's decision is part of a complicated plan to free her husband. She first gives the prosecution its strongest evidence, then fabricates new evidence that discredits her testimony, believing that this improves Leonard's chances of acquittal (not guilty) far more than her testimony for the defense. It is then revealed that Leonard Vole actually did kill Emily French.
We will read some excerpts of the story, learn about the biography of Agatha Christie and watch some video clips of the movie versions. It is not necessary to read the book in advance.
|Tessa Bauer, geprüfte Fremdsprachenkorrespondentin IHK|
|Gebühr: 20,00 €|