Sunday 26 February 2017

Garda chief fails to clear up confusion left by letter

Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

The most frightening play I ever saw was Max Frisch's The Fire Raisers, an allegory on the rise of Hitler.

Biedermann, a decent, bourgeois businessman, reads in the papers that two arsonists are in town, talking themselves into people's homes.

He is confident that he could never be taken in by such conmen. Then Schmitz and Eisenring turn up at his door.

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