The Private Life of the Master Race


Private Life of the Master Race is the title given to the work by its original translator, Eric Bentley, even though Brecht’s German title is more literally translated as Fear and Misery in the Third Reich. Unlike Brecht’s later works, Private Life is a series of short sketches dramatizing how Nazism impacted families, workers and marriages during Hitler’s first five years in power.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size: 10M/F


Original or Prominent Production: 1938
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: German
English Language Translator: Eric Bentley

Samuel French

Production Rights Holder:

Samuel French