Good

Author(s): Cecil P. Taylor
Good is a two-act play that dramatizes how John Halder, a seemingly progressive and “good” professor, whose best friend is the Jewish psychiatrist Maurice, is convinced to become a member of the Nazi party, and is also eventually able to rationalize all of the horrors of Nazi Germany, including the Final Solution (the official Third Reich policy to annihilate the worldwide Jewish population), which results in the deportation of his best friend.
Format: Drama
Cast Size:9M/5F
Notes:

For additional reading, see Gene A. Plunka, Holocaust Drama: The Theater of Atrocity, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, pp. 25–31.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Warehouse, Covent Garden, London.
Nationality of Author: Scottish
Original Language: English
Publisher:

Methuen, 1982
Also published in A Terrible Truth: Anthology of Holocaust Drama, v. 2, compiled by Irene N. Watts, Playwrights Canada Press.

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