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  - Jacqui - Goodreads

The Caucasian Chalk Circle made me question the defining aspects of life, what is good? What is evil? And are our real families those which we are biologically related or those that care for us and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Nutzerbericht  - Realini - Goodreads

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertold Brecht Outside my Chalk, rather limited Circle of interest For some yet undetermined reason, Brecht proves too much for my limited attention span. But he will ... 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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