Mother Courage and her children = Mutter courage und ihre kinder / Bertolt Brecht ; tr. and with a preface by Tony Kushner ; intro. and notes by Charlotte Ryland.

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956
Titre
Mother Courage and her children = Mutter courage und ihre kinder / Bertolt Brecht ; tr. and with a preface by Tony Kushner ; intro. and notes by Charlotte Ryland.
Titre alternatif
Mutter courage und ihre Kinder. English & German
Édition
Parallel text edition
Description
xxi, 214 p.; 20 cm.
Collection
Sommaire
A chronicle play of the Thirty Years War of the seventeenth century, the remarkable Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor to both sides from her canteen wagon. As the action of the play progresses, between the years 1624 and 1646, she remains indomitable in her profiteering, refusing to part with her wagon and her livelihood even as she loses her each of her three children to the conflict. The play demonstrates poignantly that those trying to profit from a war cannot escape its costs. The play is one of the most celebrated examples of Epic Theatre and of Brecht's use of alienation effect to focus attention on the issues of the play, over and above the individual characters. First performed in Switzerland in 1941, it is regarded as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time.
Production
12 scenes ; large cast.
Notes
English-German.
ISBN
9781408111512
Sujets
Collaboration
Cote
D B829mu 2010
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