Synopsis

Hess

Hess $16.99

Michael Burrell

Published by AmberLane Press

1 Male 0 Female

Rudolf Hess, close friend and deputy to Hitler as leader of the Nazi Party, flew to Scotland in 1941, at the height of the war, on a self-appointed mission of peace. He was immediately imprisoned and was later convicted at Nuremberg on charges of 'Conspiracy for war' and 'Crimes against peace'

He was given a life sentence

In this dramatic monologue Hess supposes what he might say, given the opportunity, about himself and the world as he sees it after nearly 40 years of imprisonment in Spandau gaol

"In Burrell's ingenious script Hess is many things, all provocative: a memoir of a madman, a study of political fanaticism, a treatise on justice, a portrait of old age, an analysis of penal confinement, a decent into hell" ~ New York Post

"It is an act of prestidigitation on his part that in this disturbing play he is able to invest so unwholesome and troubling a figure with so much sympathy" ~ New York Times

"Burrell's play is a fascinating insight into the mind of the last remaining relic of the Reich" ~ Daily Express

"Brilliantly conceived and written" ~ London Evening News

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