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nazi attack

Advantages: poignancy
Disadvantages: few

This is the touching tale of a Jew boy who is persecuted. It is obviously meant as a comment on the second world war and was indeed written in 1958, but Frisch conceals identities and thinly veils references to the Nazis, making the play able to be perfor ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of Andorra - Max Frisch

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An excellent play

Advantages: Very Romantic
Disadvantages: A little predictable

...I really enjoyed reading this play, and I know it is well received by most literary critics. Thomas Keneally also thought it was excellent as he used it in his story about "The Playmaker." The play tells a story of love and romance. It is centred on t ...

robertjake 04.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of The Recruiting Officer - George Farquhar

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First and last steps along the Golden Road

Advantages: Without equal
Disadvantages: Without sequel

“Are all poets liars?” “Ya, Hassan, but we tell excellent lies.” Some great works of art appear as part of a wave or movement, in the mainstream of their times. Others arrive with n ...

torr 03.03.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hassan of Bagdad - James Elroy Flecker

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BEST ACTION BOOK TO READ

Advantages: LOADS OF ACTION
Disadvantages: NONE

One of the best authors to write books with plenty of action right from the first paige you read is called Matthew Reilly He has written a number of books called Temple . Ice station .Area seven . and Contest . amongst others .They have all been books ...

ICEY 03.03.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Hassan of Bagdad - James Elroy Flecker

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black comedy

Advantages: funny
Disadvantages: last scene

Contrary to his other more depressing work “Andorra” set in the Second World War and addressing the problem of anti-semitism, this is a more light-hearted offering. It concerns a normal Joe Bloggs who allows some arsonists to live in his attic. Despite al ...

lewiscrofts 17.07.2000 · Read full review

Review of Bierdermann and the Firestarters - Max Frisch

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