Mother Courage and Her Children: A Chronicle of the Thirty Years' War
Grove Press, 1966 - 126 Seiten
Widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modern stage, "Mother Courage and Her Children" is Bertolt Brecht's most passionate and profound statement against war. Set in the seventeenth century, the play follows Anna Fierling -- "Mother Courage" -- an itinerant trader, as she pulls her wagon of wares and her children through the blood and carnage of Europe's religious wars. Battered by hardships, brutality, and the degradation and death of her children, she ultimately finds herself alone with the one thing in which she truly believes -- her ramshackle wagon with its tattered flag and freight of boots and brandy. Fitting herself in its harness, the old woman manages, with the last of her strength, to drag it onward to the next battle. In the enduring figure of Mother Courage, Bertolt Brecht has created one of the most extraordinary characters in the literature of drama.
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Review: Mother Courage and Her ChildrenNutzerbericht - Jessica - Goodreads
"After all, they ain't wolves, just humans out for money. Corruption in humans is same as compassion in God. Corruption's our only hope." (This translation is different from the one I read, but I like ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Mother Courage and Her ChildrenNutzerbericht - Erin - Goodreads
I remember it capturing well the confusion, hopelessness, stubbornness and irony of war. Bertholt Brecht chose the setting of the play to occur in the 1620's - 30's, during the Thirty Year War. This ... Vollständige Rezension lesen