Captain of Kopenick (Modern Plays)

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9780416670905: Captain of Kopenick (Modern Plays)

"Released after fifteen years in prison, trapped in a bureaucratic maze, petty criminal Wilhelm Voigt wanders 1910 Berlin in desperate, hazardous pursuit of identity papers. Luck changes when he picks up an abandoned military uniform in a fancydress shop and finds the city ready to obey his every command. At the head of six soldiers, he marches to the Mayor's office, cites corruption and confiscates the treasury with ease. But still what he craves is official recognition that he exists. A nation heads blindly towards war as the misfit takes on the state in Ron Hutchinson's savagely funny new version of Carl Zuckmayer's The Captain of Kopenick, first staged in Germany in 1931."

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"Carl Zuckmayer (1896-1977) was a German playwright whose work exposes many of the problems engendered by the two world wars. His plays include The Happy Vineyard, The Villain of Bergen, The Devil's General, Barbara Blomberg, The Song in the Fiery Furnace and The Cold Light. In 1952 his collected works received the Goethe Prize. Ron Hutchinson has written extensively for the stage, fi lm and television. His theatre work includes Rat In The Skull, Durand's Line and Beau Brummel. Oberon Books also publishes his plays Flight, Head/Case, Topless Mum and Moonlight And Magnolias"

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