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The play offers a dark, comic vision of how evil can triumph when respectable citizens do nothing to prevent it. Frisch wrote it in the years immediately following World War Two, and had in mind the way in which Fascism had spread across Europe in the 1930s, but the play is still highly relevant to many contemporary situations around the world. A humorously chilling fable that examines the inherent danger of one man's gullibility...

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