The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
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  • Play by late German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht [1898-1956].

    "Times are bad. Prices are rising. House prices are falling. There's a recession looming. A new leader is needed. Its 1930s Chicago. With a winning smile, a machine gun and an army of hoods, local crime boss and aspirational tyrant Arturo Ui sees an opportunity. He offers protection and freedom - at a very large price.

    Brecht's both alarming and hilarious farce about the rise of a fascist dictator has all too many modern parallels. Originally written in 1941, the play is a highly satirical, no-holds-barred allegory of the rise of Hitler in Nazi Germany. All the characters, groups and situations in the play had direct counterparts in real life.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

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