Mother Courage And Her Children

Author: Bertolt Brecht
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408125757
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A contemporary and lively translation of Brecht's classic play by Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner.

Mother Courage And Her Children

Author: Bertolt Brecht
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472538102
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Mother Courage and Her Children is widely regarded as Brecht's best work, a theatrical landmark and one of the most powerful anti-war plays in history. This translation by Michael Hofmann was published to coincide with the UK tour by English Touring Theatre in 2006. In this chronicle of the Thirty Years War of the seventeenth century, Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor from her canteen wagon. As the action of the play progresses between the years 1624 and 1646 she loses her children to the war but remains indomitable, refusing to part with her livelihood - the wagon. The play is one of the most celebrated examples of Epic Theatre and of Brecht's use of alienation effect to focus attention on the issues of the play above the individual characters. It remains regarded as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time. The Berlin production of 1949, with Helene Weigel as Mother Courage, marked the foundation of the Berliner Ensemble. Translated by the celebrated, German-born translator Michael Hofmann who has won multiple awards for his translation of works from German into English, the stage production was acclaimed for his 'gutsy,colloquial translation' (The Stage).

Brecht Mother Courage And Her Children

Author: Peter Thomson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521597746
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An accessible study of the production history of Mother Courage and Her Children, a key twentieth-century play.

Bertolt Brecht

Author: Harold Bloom
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811639X
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Critical essays cover Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Woman of Sezuan, Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Mother Courage And Her Children

Author: Bertolt Brecht
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Collected Plays Of Bertolt Brecht Pt 1 Life Of Galileo Pt 2 Mother Courage And Her Children

Author: Bertolt Brecht
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The Intelligent Homosexual S Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures

Author: Tony Kushner
Editor: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 9781559364898
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Gus Marcantonio, a retired longshoreman, summons his adult children home to the family's Brooklyn brownstone to discuss his recent decision to commit suicide. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect, searing emotion, and biting wit, legendary playwright Tony Kushner unfurls an epic tale of revolution, radicalism, family, love, sex, politics, real estate, unions and debts both unpaid and unpayable. With sweeping themes as hefty as its title, "IHo" (as it has been nicknamed) explores the dense and vexing issues that stem from the betrayal of a failed ideology and the challenges of family connectedness. This cerebral mammoth of a play asks what is left when the long-held belief systems that construct and inform one's identity prove to be empty.

Technical Direction Of Mother Courage And Her Children

Author: Michael Garrett Strickland
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The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, in conjunction with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, produced Mother Courage and Her Children as the second show of the 2018-2019 season, directed by Andy Park in Howell Theater. I served as technical director for this production, whose task was engineering and the constructing the scenic design. My specific responsibilities included the budgeting of scene shop resources, creating and effectively communicating engineering drawings, outlining a clear objective-based schedule, overseeing the construction process, maintaining a safe working environment, installing and removing all scenery from the performance space, and training of back stage personnel for scenery transitions. This thesis outlines the process of the technical director, from preproduction planning to strike. At the conclusion of this thesis, a series of appendices provide visual support to the written material.

The Cambridge Companion To Brecht

Author: Peter Thomson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827731
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This updated Companion offers students crucial guidance on virtually every aspect of the work of this complex and controversial writer. It brings together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners, and this edition introduces more voices and themes. The opening essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context and are followed by chapters on single texts, from The Threepenny Opera to The Caucasian Chalk Circle, on some early plays and on the Lehrst├╝cke. Other essays analyse Brecht's directing, his poetry, his interest in music and his work with actors. This revised edition also contains additional essays on his early experience of cabaret, his significance in the development of film theory and his unique approach to dramaturgy. A detailed calendar of Brecht's life and work and a selective bibliography of English criticism complete this provocative overview of a writer who constantly aimed to provoke.

Bertolt Brecht

Author: Steve Giles
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042003095
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The publication of this volume of essays marks the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht on 10 February 1898. The essays were commissioned from scholars and critics around the world, and cover six main areas: recent biographical controversies; neglected theoretical writings; the semiotics of Brechtian theatre; new readings of classic texts; Brecht's role and reception in the GDR; and contemporary appropriations of Brecht's work. This volume will be essential reading for all those interested in twentieth century theatre, modern German studies, and the contemporary reassessment of post-war culture in the wake of German unification and the collapse of Stalinist communism in Central and Eastern Europe. The essays in this volume also address a variety of general questions, concerning - for example - authorship and textuality; the nature of Brecht's Marxism in relation to his understanding of modernity, science and Enlightenment reason; Marxist aesthetics; radical cultural politics; and feminist performance theory.