The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Paperback Book

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui Paperback

Part of the Modern Plays series

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Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a witty and savage satire of the rise of Hitler - recast by Brecht into a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade.

Using a wide range of parody and pastiche - from Al Capone to Shakespeare's Richard III and Goethe's Faust - Brecht's compelling parable continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today. Written during the Second World War in 1941, the play was one of the Berliner Ensemble's most outstanding box-office successes in 1959, and has continued to attract a succession of major actors, including Leonard Rossiter, Christopher Plummer, Antony Sher and Al Pacino. This version, originally translated by George Tabori, has been revised by leading Scottish playwright Alistair Beaton.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9781472566577

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