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Judith, a well-known journalist and the daughter of a diplomat, is part of the Washington establishment. Her brother came back from Vietnam in a wheelchair, crippled from being sprayed with Agent Orange by the US’ own air force. Despite this, the new White House President greenlights the production of so-called B and C weapons, disregarding bans made by his four predecessors. Judith and her brother are faced with the question: Are journalistic means enough to oppose this President and his armament budget?

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Rolf Hochhuth

Rolf Hochhuth

was born in 1931 in Eschwege, and was working as a publishing editor when, on a trip to Rome, he started conceptual work on his first play, Der Stellvertreter (The Deputy). Staged for the first time in 1963 by Erwin Piscator in Berlin, the piece ...

Plays by Rolf Hochhuth

U: 9.11.1984 Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow (R: Robert David MacDonald)

DSE: 28.6.1985 Bühnen der Landeshauptstadt Kiel (R: Günther Tabor)