The Deputy

The Deputy

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Synopsis

The controversial story is based on Rolf Hochhuth's research into the Vatican activities during World War II. The play's treatment of Pope Pius XII -- the "deputy" of Christ on earth -- and the Church during the Nazi persecution of the Jews made it the object of impassioned praise and violent denunciation. It is a powerful, shocking work that casts a penetrating eye on the role that supposed moral leaders must play in times of great humanitarian crises.



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
First Produced:
1963
Genres
Drama