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Soul of Fire – free event at University of Canterbury

Written by on 16 September 2015

The play ‘Soul of Fire’ is a peace play by Susanne F. Wolf about the famous Austrian pacifist and first female Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Baroness Bertha von Suttner. Her famous best-selling anti-war novel ‘Lay Down Your Arms’ convinced the Tsar of Russia to come up with a peace manifesto. The play is performed by well known Austrian actress Maxi Blaha.

A play (with music) by Susanne F. Wolf about Bertha von Suttner, the famous Austrian pacifist and first female Nobel Prize laureate.

Over 60 performances of this play have taken place in Austria, Paris, Istanbul, Oslo, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and Iran. Superb Austrian actress Maxi Blaha plays Bertha von Suttner. As an avid pacifist, this remarkable woman was the figurehead of a world-wide peace movement.  She relentlessly fought nationalist fanaticism, aggressive militarism, anti-Semitism and recognised the dangers of hate breeding.  As a writer and lecturer, she inspired her friend and benefactor, Alfred Nobel to create a Prize.  She was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (1905) for her most famous novel, Lay Down Your Arms.

  • Date: Friday 25 September 2015, 1PM to 25 September 2015, 2:45PM
  • Location: Undercroft 101 Seminar Room, Puaka-James Hight, Ilam Campus

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