The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
title: Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui
) is a play by the German dramatist Bertolt Brecht
, originally written in 1941
. It chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a Chicago
mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition.
The play is consciously highly satirical of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany, whose rise Brecht considered parallel to that of Ui. The play has been criticized for emphasizing the gangster aspect of the Nazis and ignoring their strong ideological and racist appeal.
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