Tag Archives: William Gaunt

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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Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Globe Theatre, London, July 2010

Roger Allam was gloriously endearing as Falstaff — one could not imagine a better portrayal.

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