A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds out, that there are gaps between the artistical attitudes and the real live behavior of authors like Thomas or Heinrich Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger or Bertold Brecht. Written by
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Did You Know?
Odon von Horvath, the central character in this play, was a real person, but none of the events of the play ever happened to him. He was killed in a bizarre accident (a tree fell on him) in 1938, and never went to America. See more
It's this disgusting passivity... You people don't realize that it's not enough in the theatre to interpret the world anymore. You have to change it!
Odon von Horvath
I really think you underestimate the people's intelligence. They don't want blue-prints, they don't want instructions... They've been told everyday what to do; they don't want to go to the theatre and be told what to do all over again: they want to be shown who they are!
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