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Deputy
     

Deputy

by Rolf Hochhuth, Richard Winston (Translator), Clara Winston (Translator), Albert Schweitzer (Introduction)
 

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Upon its premiere, The Deputy stirred up more controversy and caused greater repercussions than any other postwar work. Based on Rolf Hochhuth's research into the Vatican activities during World War II, the play's treatment of Pope Pius XII — the "deputy" of Christ on earth — and the Church during the Nazi persecution of the Jews made it the object of

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Upon its premiere, The Deputy stirred up more controversy and caused greater repercussions than any other postwar work. Based on Rolf Hochhuth's research into the Vatican activities during World War II, the play's treatment of Pope Pius XII — the "deputy" of Christ on earth — and the Church during the Nazi persecution of the Jews made it the object of impassioned praise and violent denunciation. It is a powerful, shocking work that casts a penetrating eye on the role that supposed moral leaders must play in times of great humanitarian crises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802142429
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2006
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,266,861
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Rolf Hochhuth was born in Germany in 1931. After working as an editor for a German publisher, he went to Rome in 1959 to begin his first draft of The Deputy. A shortened stage version of the play was first produced by Erwin Piscator in Berlin on February 23, 1963, and the complete text of the book was published on the same day. The play won the Young Generation Playwright Award of the 1963 Berliner Kunstpreis, and it shared the Gerhard Hauptmann Prize of 1962. Hochhuth is currently a freelance writer living in Basel, Switzerland.

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