Der Stellvertreter

Ein christliches Trauerspiel
(The Deputy)
3F / 17M

No other German play has unleashed such global controversy. It tackles the relationship between power and morals and in particular, the question of why Pope Pius XII remained silent about the murder of Jews during the Third Reich. Constantin Costa-Gavras’s film adaptation of the play, Amen, was awarded the French césar 2003 for Best Screenplay as well as the Lumière Award 2003 for Best Film.

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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: 20.2.1963 Freie Volksbühne (Theater am Kurfürstendamm), Berlin (R: Erwin Piscator)