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Rolf Hochhuth

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Rolf Hochhuth (born April 1, 1931 in Eschwege/Werra) is a German author.

Hochhuth is best known for his 1963 drama Der Stellvertreter. Ein christliches Trauerspiel (The Deputy, a Christian tragedy), a controversial work 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: "[Publisher ] 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.)

Hochhuth's next play, Soldiers cast doubts about the British involvement on Wladyslaw Sikorski death. It was subsequently banned in the UK.

Other works include Guerrillas (1970), The Midwife (1972), The Survivor (1981), and the novel A Love in Germany.

The movie Amen, based upon The Deputy, was filmed in 2002 by Costa-Gavras. Besides this one, Hochhuth also collaborated with scripts for cinema and television:

  • Effis Nacht (1998)
  1. Ärztinnen (1984)
  2. Eine Liebe in Deutschland (1983)
  3. Berliner Antigone (1968)
  4. Élo Antigoné (1968)

External links

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nl:Rolf Hochhuth

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