The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui -

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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Described by Brecht as 'a gangster play that would recall certain events familiar to us all', 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. Presented in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series, this is the standard critical edition of the play featuring extensive editorial notes and an introduction.

Product code: 9780413478108

ISBN 9780413478108
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS9
Series Modern Classics
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
A reissue of Brecht's classic play written in exile. In this savage and witty parable, the rise of Hitler is recast as a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade. Included are Brecht's own notes and commentary by John Willett and Ralph Manheim.