Rolf Hochhuth was born in 1931 in Eschwege, and was working as a publishing editor when, on a trip to Rome, he started conceptual work on his first play, Der Stellvertreter (The Deputy). Staged for the first time in 1963 by Erwin Piscator in Berlin, the piece gained attention worldwide. Over the years, Hochhuth has produced a large body of plays, essays and poetry, for which he has received many awards. In May 2020 he died in Berlin.
VISTING COCO CHANEL
In 1968, the world was shaken by a string of political upheavals. In this remarkable book, four famous historical eye-witnesses look back on a century: Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich and Igor Stravinksy meet up in Coco Chanel’s studio on June 6th, 1968. All are blissfully unaware that Jackie’s brother-in-law, Robert Kennedy, will be murdered later that day. Before this shocking news drags them painfully back to the present, Hochhuth’s characters recount how they experienced Earth-shattering events from their past first-hand.