The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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Bloomsbury Academic, 1976 - 116 Seiten
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This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict over possession of a child features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and literature.

Brecht projects an ancient Chinese story onto a realistic setting in Soviet Georgia. In a theme that echoes the Judgment of Solomon, two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unruly judge, Azdak (one of Brecht's most vivid creations) natural justice is done and the peasant Grusha keeps the child she loves, even though she is not its mother.

Written in exile in the United States during the Second World War, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a politically-charged, much-revived and complex example of Brecht's epic theatre.

This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases. It features the acclaimed translation by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden.

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Review: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Nutzerbericht  - Camille Dent - Goodreads

This play is almost too comical to take seriously. I was summarizing the plot to my dad, and when broken down into simple sentences, it's hard not to laugh at the ridiculous situations in which Brecht ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Taylor - Goodreads

3.5/5 stars! Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Bertolt Brecht 18981956
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Über den Autor (1976)

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern theatre.

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