The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle

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Samuel French, Inc., 1972 - Drama - 128 pages
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Bertolt Brecht
Translated by George Tabori Drama

Characters: 30 male, 5 female

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. "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." -The New York Post

 

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Section 1
5
Section 2
6
Section 3
8
Section 4
9
Section 5
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