Mother Courage and Her Children (MSE)


Mother Courage and Her Children (MSE)

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Title: Mother Courage and Her Children (MSE)
Author: Brecht, Bertolt (trans. John Willett)
Price: $21.99

This Student Edition of Brecht's masterpiece features an extensive introduction and commentary that includes a plot summary, discussion of the context, themes, characters, style and language as well as questions for further study and notes on words and phrases in the text. It is the perfect edition for students of theatre and 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.

This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases.

Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 09/06/1983
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780413492708


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