The Investigation: Oratorio in Eleven Cantos (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Investigation: Oratorio in Eleven Cantos "A dramatic re-construction of the Frankfurt War Crimes trials"-- Cover.
- Published: 01 July 2000
- Format: Paperback 206 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780714503011 ISBN 10: 0714503010
- Sales rank: 246,036
Full description for The Investigation: Oratorio in Eleven Cantos
"The Investigation" is a dramatic reconstruction of the Frankfurt War Crimes trials, based on the actual evidence given. This testimony, concerning Auschwitz and the atrocities which were enacted there, has been edited and extracted by Peter Weiss into a dramatic document that relies solely and completely on the facts for its effectiveness. There is no artistic license, no manipulation of facts and figures, no rearrangement of events for theatrical effect. Nameless witnesses stand and recall their appalling memories of Auschwitz, allowing us to bear witness to their painful and painstaking search for truth and, ultimately, justice. What emerges is a chastening and purging documentary of deeply moving power. Peter Weiss was born in 1916 and settled in Sweden before the outbreak of World War II. Apart from his writing, he was also well known as a painter, theatrical and operatic director, and a film maker. His magnificent play "Marat/Sade," which is also available from Marion Boyars Publishers, established his reputation among English-speakling audiences as a revolutionary dramatist, and has continued to be a bestselling classic. He died in 1982.