This scathing satire and parable transposes the rise of Hitler to gangland Chicago and continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and writing have had a considerable influence on the theatre. Jennifer Wise is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her books include Dionysus Writes: The Invention of Theatre in Ancient Greece, The Broadview Anthology of Drama (as co-editor) and Hudson's Bay Journals (as illustrator). Her essays are published in such venues as Theater der Zeit Recherchen, Reader's Digest, Theatre Survey and Arethusa.
The American gangster movie meets Richard III * Guardian *