The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Non-Fiction, Screen & Performing Arts, Theatre, Plays & Playscripts
Paperback Published on: 16/12/2013
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Synopsis

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.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781472566577
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Weight: 110g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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