Death of the Flea Circus Director

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Death of the Flea Circus Director

based on play or musical plague bubonic plague flea circus

Death of the Flea Circus Director

Release Date: January 01, 1973

Year    :   1973
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Director    :   Thomas Koerfer
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Writers    :   Bertolt Brecht
RunTime    :   111 mins.

With the help of his assistant Anja, Ottocaro Weiss intends to put the plague on stage: circumstances beyond his control and a lack of fresh talent have forced him to close down his flea circus. For Weiss, the plague means the «extinction of everything that makes life miserable and low and freedom along with it. Unbeknownst to him, he has won the support of a patron who is of the exact opposite opinion: for Johannes Wagner, the plague is an organising principle, and, aided by his agent Moosbrugger, he is able to smuggle a new number onto the programme. Whereas Ottocaro Weiss means to represent the plague theatrically, what appears on stage is the scientific reality of the rat-borne infestation.

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