Tag Archives: Michael Feast

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Minerva Theatre, CFT Chichester, July 2012

Bertolt¬†Brecht wrote this play, parodying Hitler as Chicago mobster Arturo¬†Ui, in less than a month in 1941 while awaiting his US visa in Helsinki. Other main characters represent various people Hitler either used or killed to get where he was. Its didacticism is intended for an American audience, and although the first act dragged a …

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A Month in the Country, Chichester Festival Theatre, October 2010

The slightly worn appearance of the house helped give a sense of impending doom, and as Donald Rayfield writes in the programme, “after . . . watching A Month in the Country you realise quite how painful is the catastrophe that has struck the characters”.

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