Plays Directory : The Fire Raisers

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  • Author
    Max Frisch
  • Written
    1958
  • Setting
    Germany
  • Overview
    A dark comedy is set in a town that is being regularly attacked by arsonists. Disguised as hawkers, they talk their way into people's homes and settle down in the attic, where they set about the destruction of the house.

    Written in the years following World War II, it is a metaphor for Nazism and Communism, the play shows how "normal" citizens can be taken in by evil.

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Alternative Names

The Arsonists