Tuesday 12 October 1999 to Saturday 16 October 1999 (5 performances)
at Hampton Hill Theatre, 90 High Street, Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Ralph Manheim
Written in Exile in 1941 just before Brecht's arrival in the USA, Arturo Ui is a savage and witty parable of the rise of Hitler - recast by Brecht in terms of a small-time Chicago gangster's takeover of the city's greengrocery trade.
This prizewinning translation by Ralph Manheim skillfully captures the wide range of parody and pastiche in the original - from Richard III to Al Capone, from Mark Antony to Faust - without diminishing the horror of the real-life Nazi prototypes.
Included in this edition are Brecht's own notes to the play as well as an introduction and commentary by the editors of Brecht's Collected Plays in English.