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Mother Courage and Her Children (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Mother Courage and Her Children is a classic in the repertory of Western theater. Written in response to the outbreak of World War II, this "chronicle play" of the Thirty Years War follows one of Brecht's most enduring characters, Courage, as she trails the armies across Europe, selling provisions from her canteen wagon. However, Courage pays the highest price of all. One by one, her children are devoured by violence, but she will not give up her livelihood-the wagon and the war.

Synopsis:

A new translation by Michael Hofmann is published to coincide with the United Kingdom's national tour by English Touring Theatre.

About the Author

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century. Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, he fled Germany in 1933 when Hitler came to power. Returning to Germany after the war, he founded the Berliner Ensemble and continued to work on plays and films.

Olympia Dukakis has worked for more than forty years as an actress, director, producer, teacher, and activist and has won numerous awards, including the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award.

Norman Roessler is editor of Communications, the performance journal of the International Brecht Society, and is a lecturer at Temple University in Philadelphia.

John Willett (1917-2002) is a scholar and translator of several works by Bertolt Brecht into English.

Ralph Manheim (1907-1992) is a translator of works by Bertolt Brecht, Hermann Hesse, Günter Grass, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105282
Author:
Brecht, Bertolt
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
Willett, John
Editor:
Manheim, Ralph
Author:
Manheim, Ralph
Author:
Willett, John
Author:
Dukakis, Olympia
Author:
Roessler, Norman
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Thirty years' war, 1618-1648
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.77x6.57x.51 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » European Anthology
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Featured Titles
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Plays
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Women and Ethnic

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