The Tutor

by  Bertolt Brecht, Ralph Manheim, Wolfgang Sauerlander, Jakob Lenz

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 10f

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Lauffer earns a meager living as a tutor to a retired major's two children. The daughter seduces Lauffer and becomes pregnant by him. Pursued by the major and his friends, Lauffer runs away and takes refuge with a village schoolmaster. There he becomes attracted to the schoolmaster's goddaughter and, to prevent repetition of the previous disaster, castrates himself. He then finds he is acceptable to all, and eventually he marries the girl. Laufer is acclaimed as the perfect teacher and entrusted with the education of Germany's youth. Brecht's portrayal of the private tutor and his self-castration is a representation of the moral collapse of German intellectuals and educators during the Nazi era.
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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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

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