The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht

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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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 54th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)

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Brecht Collected Plays: The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui : Part 2 Hardcover 12934407 $87.30
Brecht Collected Plays: 6: Good Person of Szechwan; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; Mr Puntila and his Man Matti (World Classics) Kindle Edition 865012 2014
Brecht Collected Plays: 1: Baal; Drums in the Night; In the Jungle of Cities; Life of Edward II of England; & 5 One Act Plays (Vol 1) Paperback 781285 $22.43 $7.80 2003
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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Methuen Drama) Paperback 1748413 $4.99 $3.94 2012
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: Vol 6 (Modern Classics) Kindle Edition 640854 2015
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La evitable ascensión de Arturo Ui & Las visiones de Simone Machard / The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui & The Visions of Simone Machard: Teatro Completo / Complete Drama (Spanish Edition) Paperback 10410714 $9.88 $10.37 2009
The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui: Methuen Student Edtion (Methuen Drama Student Editions) Paperback 3140275 $54.83 $0.98 2003
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Modern Plays) Paperback 941735 $11.98 $3.74 2013
Brecht Collected Plays: 6: Good Person of Szechwan; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; Mr Puntila and his Man Matti Paperback 1021400 $17.22 $5.01 2003
Brecht Collected Plays (World Classics) (Pt. 3) Hardcover 6778373 $21.82 $17.99
Brecht Plays: Life of Galileo / The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui / The Caucasian Chalk Circle (World Dramatists) (Methuen World Dramatists) (v. 3) Paperback 2060230 $3.12 1987
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui: A Gangster Spectacle Paperback 803472 $9.45 $3.99 2011
Life of Galileo, The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Ui, The Caucasian Circle Paperback 4123544 $93.94 $1.20 1994
Brecht Collected Plays: 7: Visions of Simone Machard; Schweyk in the Second World War; Caucasian Chalk Circle; Duchess of Malfi (World Classics) Kindle Edition 144559 $12.99 2014
Brecht Collected Plays: 3: St Joan;Mother;Lindbergh's Flight;Baden-Baden;He Said Yes;Decision;Exception and Rule;Horatians and Cur (Methuen World Classics) Paperback 481378 $14.47 $16.16 2012
Brecht Collected Plays: 4: Round and Pointed Heads;Fear and Misery;S. Carrar's Rifles;Trial of Lucull;Dansen;How Much Is Your Iron? (World Classics) Hardcover 2492319 $24.00 $17.15 2012