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Mother Courage and her Children

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956

Verlag: Edited by John Willett and Ralph Manheim, translated by John Willett. New York : Arcade Publishing, 1994, 1994
ISBN 10: 1559702346 / ISBN 13: 9781559702348
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Titel: Mother Courage and her Children

Verlag: Edited by John Willett and Ralph Manheim, translated by John Willett. New York : Arcade Publishing, 1994

Erscheinungsdatum: 1994

Einband: Soft cover


, later printing, xxii, 154pp., PAPERBACK, very good, ISBN 1559702346 . Buchnummer des Verkäufers 28381

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Inhaltsangabe: Widely considered one of the great dramatic creations of the modem 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 literature.


In this chronicle of the Thirty Years War, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. One by one she loses her children to the war but will not part with her livelihood - the wagon. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest anti-war plays ever written and Brecht's masterpiece, this edition published in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series offer a full introduction. A powerful example of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is also accompanied by Brecht's own notes and textual variants.


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