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Settings Of Play - Nazi Germany
Jewish/Yiddish issues, Religion, War
We are in Nazi Germany where all justice is relative. The judge is first coached, rather than briefed, by the inspector, then by the prosecutor regarding the case of a Jew who was roughed up and whose store was robbed by the SS men. There is a conflict between what neighbors want and what the Nazi bureaucracy want. The judge gingerly asks the advice of another judge, only to be told to look out for his own interests first. He cpllects his papers and proceeds to packed chambers in a great sweat. Whatever happens, truth and justice will have little play.
Published in The Jewish Wife and Other Plays.
Eric Bentley was born in England in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had many books published and many plays and adaptations performed, the latter feature making him a ... view full profile
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 to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to Scandinavia before eventually settling in the USA where he remained until 1947. ... view full profile
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