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Round Heads and Pointed Heads or Money Calls to Money

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6w, 12m

Bertolt Brecht, Tom Kuhn

Round Heads and Pointed Heads or Money Calls to Money
by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Tom Kuhn
Songs by Tom Kuhn, Ralph Manheim and John Willett

Described as a 'tale of horror' and based on'shakespeare's Measure For Measure, this is a powerful political allegory on Nazi racial policy and conditions in 1930s Germany. The population of the town of Luma comprises Zaks and Ziks, two races, of who…

Round Heads and Pointed Heads or Money Calls to Money

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    6w, 12m
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Described as a 'tale of horror' and based on'shakespeare's Measure For Measure, this is a powerful political allegory on Nazi racial policy and conditions in 1930s Germany. The population of the town of Luma comprises Zaks and Ziks, two races, of whom the first have round and the'second pointed heads. Angelo (i.e. Hitler), a roundhead, is appointed temporary ruler by the departing Regent but on his return, he tells Angelo to prepare for war; the people are subdued and the revolutionaries executed.
  • Time Period 1930s
  • Setting Various settings
  • Additional Features Play w/ Music

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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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Tom Kuhn

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