Tales from Landshut


Sperr’s play reflects the ongoing debate in postwar Germany over Nazism and its reverberations. The play focuses on two successful Germans who work in construction. The wife of one of the businessmen was a Jew who was deported from Nazi Germany and died in an extermination center. In order to protect his daughter from the Nazis, the surviving husband changed his daughter’s name and religion. The other businessman remains a devout supporter of Nazism and its policies. Ironically, the daughter of the Jewish mother and son of the other businessman are engaged to marry.
Format: Drama
Cast Size: 10M/3F


Original or Prominent Production: UA Munich Studio Theater, 1968, directed by August Everding
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Original Language: German
English Language Translator: Anthony Vivis

Methuen, 1969

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