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Fire Raisers, The (Biedermann und die Brandstifter) Alternative title(s): Biedermann and the Firebugs; The Arsonists Author: Max Frisch Date/place of 1st performance: 1958, Zurich Date of 1st publication: 1958 Date of 1st translation to English: 1962 Genre: Drama in 6 scenes, prelude, and epilogue; German prose Setting/time of action: Middle-class home in Central Europe, late 1940s, and hell Cast: 5m, 3f, chorus (m) 

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Gottlieb Biedermann (the name suggests a solid middle-class citizen), a hair-tonic manufacturer, is visited one evening by a homeless wrestler, ...

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