Schweyk in the Second World War (Knight and Fabry, trans.)

by  Bertolt Brecht, Max Knight, Jaroslav Hasek, Joseph Fabry

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  12m, 3f

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Schweyk in the Second World War (Knight and Fabry, trans.)

by  Bertolt Brecht Max Knight Jaroslav Hasek Joseph Fabry

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Schweyk in the Second World War (Knight and Fabry, trans.)

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    12m, 3f
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    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Schweyk, incarnation of the indestructible little man, now reemerges in Nazi-occupied Prague. He becomes involved with informers, patriots, the Gestapo, and the SS without ever betraying whether his stupidity is real or assumed. On the trail of a handsome dog that he has been sent to steal for an SS leader, Schweyk finds himself in a German army unit near Stalingard. In brief interludes Hitler appears to express his concern about the attitudes of the common man. In the end Schweyk and Hitler meet on the battlefield of Stalingrad, both quite lost.
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Politics, War


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance



  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


12m, 3f
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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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Max Knight

Max Knight

Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav Hasek

Joseph Fabry

Joseph Fabry

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