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By these standards, The Deputy is an important play. The case against the Nazi
party, the SS, the German business elite, and most of the German people—none
of which is slighted by Hochhuth—is too well known to need anyone's assent.
If After the Fall fails as a serious play because of its intellectual softness, Rolf
Hochhuth's The Deputy fails because of its intellec. tual simplicity and artistic
naïveté. But this is failure of another order. The Deputy has been put into
It is through its depiction of theatricality and insanity that Weiss' play is also a play
of ideas. The heart of the play is a running debate between Sade, in his chair,
and Marat, in his bath, on the meaning of the French Revolution, that is, on the ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review