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

by  Ralph Manheim, Bertolt Brecht

Full Length Play, Drama  /  30m, 5f

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

by  Ralph Manheim Bertolt Brecht

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

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    30m, 5f

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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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"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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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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