Caucasian Chalk Circle - Bertolt Brecht (Paperback)

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A morality masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle powerfully demonstrates Brecht's pioneering theatrical techniques. This version by Frank McGuinness is published to coincide with the National Theatre's production touring the UK.

Product Details

Barcode
9780713685947
Department
Books
Released
23 Jan 2007
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
Bertolt Brecht
Tom Kuhn (Editor)
Frank McGuinness (Translator)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Series
Modern Plays
Language
English
Number of Pages
128
Dimensions
198 x 130 x 9mm (112g)

Annotation

A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war. Order restored, she is made to confront the boy's biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. The comical judge calls on an ancient tradition - the chalk circle - to resolve the dispute. Who wins?

Summary

  • A morality masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle powerfully demonstrates Brecht's pioneering theatrical techniques. This version by Frank McGuinness was published to coincide with the National Theatre's production which toured the UK in 2007.

    A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war. Order restored, she is made to confront the boy's biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. The comical judge calls on an ancient tradition - the chalk circle - to resolve the dispute. Who wins?

    This version by Frank McGuinness was first presented by the National Theatre in 1997 and revived in 2007, opening at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on 8 January.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Literature & Anthologies
BIC Classification 1
Plays, playscripts
Dewey Classification
832.912
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose plays, work with the Berliner Ensemble and writing have had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera and, while exiled from Germany and living in the USA, such masterpieces as The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.