Carl Zuckmayer: Des Teufels General [The Devil's General] (3746 words)


One of Carl Zuckmayer’s best known dramas, Des Teufels General [The Devil’s General, 1946] deals with serious moral issues of the Germans under Hitler’s regime during World War II. The play is a classic three-act drama set in and around Berlin, with a title for each act: Erster Akt — Höllenmaschine [Act One Hell Machine], set in a reserved room of the old German “Otto’s Restaurant”; Zweiter Akt — Galgenfrist oder Die Hand [Act Two Hangman Time or The Hand] takes place in General Harras’ apartment in the “New West”, a large studio on the top floor of a modern …

Citation: Yang, Peter J.. "Des Teufels General". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 May 2017 [, accessed 22 October 2020.]

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