Herr Beckmann’s People


Sally Stubbs

About the book

Winner of the Canadian Peace Play Competition Award

Art, war, and the politics of culture collide in Sally Stubbs’ moving account of a family’s legacy of beauty and brutality. Anna, an established painter living in Canada, returns to Munich—the city she ran from decades earlier. As this poetic and powerful drama unfolds, Anna forces her family to answer tough questions about their past and the events of World War II. While her mother plays a private concert, history unravels, and Anna is confronted with a moral dilemma of her own. Inspired by factual events, Herr Beckmann’s People explores the question: How do we live with the choices we have made?


“…puts a movingly human face on personal entanglement in an evil regime.”—Georgia Straight

Winner of the 3rd Annual Canadian Peace Play Competition Award (University of Calgary Consortium for Peace Studies in collaboration with the Department of Drama and Faculty of Fine Arts).

DRA013000 Drama/Canadian
94pp 5.5 x 8.5 in