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Rolf Hochhuth

Rolf Hochhuth (born April 1, 1931) is a German author. He is best known for his 1963 drama Der Stellvertreter. Ein christliches Trauerspiel (The Deputy, a Christian tragedy), a work considered controversial because of its criticism of Pope Pius XII, but acknowledged as a work of considerable literary merit — by some. Warren Hinckle[?], editor of the liberal Catholic quarterly Ramparts, organized a committee to defend the play as a matter of free speech: "[Ed Keating] didn't seem certain we should go whole hog on The Deputy, pointing out, quite correctly, that it was 'dramaturgically flawed.'" (If You Have a Lemon, Make Lemonade, 1974.)

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