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The Deputy Reader: Studies in Moral Responsibility
The Deputy Reader Studies in Moral Responsibility Author:Dolores Barracano Schmidt, Earl Robert Schmidt Rolf Hochhuth's play, "The Deputy," first appeared in West Berlin in early 1963. Since then, there have been productions in more than twenty cities, radio presentations and at least ten separate translations of the full text, which is three times as long as the average stage production. — ...However the, intensely emotional responses to this play... more » are the result of something more than concern for the past; the play's impact is best explained by the challenge it offers to the present. Hypocrisy, complacency, self-delusion, decadent moral traditions, irresponsible authority, unquestioning obedience - these once led to the destruction of millions of European Jews. Do such traits characterize society today? Could another Hitler rise to power? Today? Here? These too are questions to be answered.
Conscience and Action: Exploring the Themes
Play or Polemic: The Literary Perspective
Fact or Fantasy: The Historical Dimension
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