Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) is one of the best-known Austrian playwrights and novelists. Performances of his play "Roundelay "("La Ronde") provoked riots and led to the author's being tried on obscenity charges. He was acquitted, but he banned the play from being performed in his lifetime. His works include N"ight Games: And Other Stories and Novellas" (Ivan R. Dee, 2001), T"he Lonely Way" (Lightning Source, 2001), "The Road to the Open" (Northwestern, 1991), and "Dream Story" (Penguin U.K., 1999), the basis of the film "Eyes Wide Shut,"William Cunningham is a professor of German in the Classical and Modern Languages Department at the University of Louisville. He is also the author of "Martin Opitz: Poems of Consolation in Adversities of War "(Bouvier, 1974).David Palmer was a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at the University of Louisville. He died in Spring 2000.
Margret Schaefer lives in Berkeley, California.