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Brecht: Mother Courage and Her Children (Plays in Production)

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This is the first comprehensive study in English of Brecht's Mother Courage in production. Peter Thomson provides a detailed account of Brecht's own production in 1949 and then explores how the play has been transmitted--from Joan Littlewood's production in 1956 to the Royal National Theatre in 1995. The book also examines interpretations by Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, and Richard Schechner, among others. Seminal productions from the continent are also analyzed and a final chapter examines the play's influence on among others, Peter Brook, and highlights the new urgency of the text in light of the wars in former Yugoslavia and Uganda.

Synopsis:

A study of the production history of "Mother Courage and Her Children".

Synopsis:

This is the first comprehensive study of Brecht’s Mother Courage. Peter Thomson chronicles Brecht’s own production and how the play has been transmitted from Joan Littlewood to today’s theatre. The book also examines interpretations by Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson and Richard Schechner. Additional productions from France, Germany and Africa are also analysed. The final chapter explores the significance of the play in light of the wars in the former Yugoslavia and Uganda.

Synopsis:

An accessible study of the production history of Mother Courage and Her Children, a key twentieth-century play.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-197) and index.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General preface; Acknowledgements; A note on translation; 1. Sources; 2. The text and the stage; 3. The Berlin production: 1949; 4. Mother Courage in English; 5. Mother Courage in the Germanies and in France; 6. The afterlife of Mother Courage ; Productions cited; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521597746
Editor:
Robinson, Michael
Contribution:
Gardner, Vivien
Editor:
Robinson, Michael
Contribution by:
Gardner, Vivien
Contribution:
Gardner, Vivien
Author:
Robinson, Michael
Author:
Gardner, VIV
Author:
Thomson, Peter
Author:
Gardner, Vivien
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Brecht, bertolt, 1898-1956
Subject:
Brecht, Bertolt
Subject:
Brecht, Bertolt, --1898-1956.--Mutter Courage
Subject:
Brecht, Bertolt,--1898-1956.--Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder
Subject:
Brecht, Bertolt,--1898-1956--Dramatic production
Subject:
Brecht, Bertolt,--1898-1956--Stage history
Subject:
Dramatic production
Subject:
Brecht, Bertolt - Stage history
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Continental european
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Plays in Production
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 half-tones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.53x5.52x.59 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A study of the production history of "Mother Courage and Her Children".
"Synopsis" by , This is the first comprehensive study of Brecht’s Mother Courage. Peter Thomson chronicles Brecht’s own production and how the play has been transmitted from Joan Littlewood to today’s theatre. The book also examines interpretations by Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson and Richard Schechner. Additional productions from France, Germany and Africa are also analysed. The final chapter explores the significance of the play in light of the wars in the former Yugoslavia and Uganda.
"Synopsis" by , An accessible study of the production history of Mother Courage and Her Children, a key twentieth-century play.
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