The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ul - The University of Melbourne and MTC 1978
by Bertolt Brecht Adapted by George Tabori
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (German: Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui), subtitled "A parable play", is a 1941 play by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht. It chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. The play is a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II.
Bertolt Brecht, Fearing persecution and blacklisted from publication and production, Brecht – who in his poetry referred to Adolf Hitler as der Anstreicher ("the housepainter") – left Germany in February 1933, shortly after the appointment of Hitler as Chancellor by President Paul von Hindenburg on the instigation of former Chancellor Franz von Papen. After moving around – Prague, Zürich, Paris – Brecht ended up in Denmark for six years. While there, c. 1934, he worked on the antecedent to The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, a satire on Hitler called Ui, written in the style of a Renaissance historian. The result was a story about "Giacomo Ui", a machine politician in Padua, a work which Brecht never completed. It was later published with his collected short stories.
The Resistible Rise of Arturo U Cast - Edwin Hodgeman, Anthony Hawkins, Lex Marinos, Malcolm Keith, Edward Hepple, Gary Day, David Downer, Rod Williams, Ian Suddards, Gary Down, Roy Baldwin, John Stanton, Bruce Spence, Lloyd Cunnington, Gerard Maguire, Michael Edgar, Sydney Conabere, John Bowman, John Heywood, Don Bridges, Betty Bobbitt, Jennifer Hagan
Director - Bruce Myles
Designer - Kim Carpenter
Souvenir Program Date 1978
Size 115 x 215 mm also includes 2 Newspaper Reviews from 1978
Condition: Used 8/10
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