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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Tabori, trans.)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  5w, 30m

Bertolt Brecht, George Tabori

"A wild and grotesque sort of clown show, with everything seen through a distorting mirror.... An ideal vehicle for a director who knows how to shoot the work in his staging." - New York Post

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Tabori, trans.)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5w, 30m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult

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Summary
Brecht's shudderingly accurate parallel between Hitler and his henchmen on the one hand and the old crime lords of Chicago on the other is a vigorous eye opener that was produced on Broadway with Christopher Plummer. The Cauliflower Trust in Chicago is in need of help and turns to a racketeer by the name of Arturo Ui to begin a "protection" campaign. His henchmen look astonishingly like Goebbels and Goring. Their activities include "accidental" fires and a St. Valentine's Day massacre.
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  • Time Period 1930s
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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"A wild and grotesque sort of clown show, with everything seen through a distorting mirror.... An ideal vehicle for a director who knows how to shoot the work in his staging. " - New York Post

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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came ...
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George Tabori

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