Collaboration begins in 1931 in a spirit of optimism as composer Richard Strauss and writer Stephan Zweig embark on an invigorating artistic partnership. But Zweig is a Jew and the Nazis are on the march. Is it possible to keep artistic aspiration and political action separate? How fine is the line between collaboration and betrayal? Collaboration and Taking Sides are two companion pieces by Ronald Harwood, separate plays which complement one another. The schedules vary so click here for the performance calendar .