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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Manheim)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  2w, 13m

Bertolt Brecht, Ralph Manheim

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Ralph Manheim

A grimly humorous 'parable play' in blank verse, in which Hitler's rise to power is illustrated in the'story of a small-time gan'ster's take-over of the greengrocery trade in Chicago. A brief six-line Epilogue poin's out how nearly Hitler ruled the w…

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Manheim)

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    2w, 13m
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A grimly humorous 'parable play' in blank verse, in which Hitler's rise to power is illustrated in the'story of a small-time gan'ster's take-over of the greengrocery trade in Chicago. A brief six-line Epilogue poin's out how nearly Hitler ruled the world.
  • Setting Numerous simple interior and exterior 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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Ralph Manheim

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