Hess

Author(s): Michael Burrell
Hess is a two-hour, one-person show, written and acted by Burrell. The piece focuses on Rudolph Hess (1894-1987), Adolf Hitler’s chief deputy until 1941 when he flew to Scotland to try and negotiate peace with England and was arrested; and who later was convicted at Nuremberg for crimes against humanity and served a life sentence, until his suicide. In Burrell’s representation Hess is vain, comical, malevolent, and pathetic as he describes his time as Hitler’s chief deputy and is also unrepentant as he argues that western history (including actions by the United States) reflect empathy with the ideals of the Third Reich.
Format: Monologue play/drama
Cast Size:1M

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Original or Prominent Production:
Produced all over the world. Five productions in London to date, including the premiere at the Young Vic.
Nationality of Author: English
Original Language: English
Publisher:

Amber Lane Press

Production Rights Holder:

See www.michaelburrell.net

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