Puntila and Matti, His Hired Man

by  Ralph Manheim, Bertolt Brecht

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Puntila and Matti, His Hired Man

by  Ralph Manheim Bertolt Brecht

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    10m or f
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    Fables/Folktales

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Puntila, a rich farmer, has a split personality: when drunk, he is generous and kind; when sober, mean and selfish. Sober, Puntila wants his daughter Eva to marry a Foreign Office diplomat; drunk, he leads her to his chauffeur and drinking companion, Matti. Although Eva prefers Matti, she fails to attract him, and a party is arranged to celebrate her engagement to the diplomat. During the party Puntila gets drunk and insults the diplomat, who leaves. Puntila now wants Matti to marry Eva. Matti puts her to the test to see if she is good enough to be a proletarian's wife, but she fails to meet his requirements, and Matti leaves to join his working-class comrades.
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10m or f
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Various Characters

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Ralph Manheim

Ralph Manheim

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 to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to S ...

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