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The Resource The caucasian chalk circle, Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Frank McGuinness

The caucasian chalk circle, Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Frank McGuinness

Label
The caucasian chalk circle
Title
The caucasian chalk circle
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Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Frank McGuinness
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Language
eng
Summary
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.
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Biographical or historical data
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.
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UK-WkNB
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1898-1956
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Brecht, Bertolt
Dewey number
  • 832.912
  • 832.912
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no index present
Literary form
dramas
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  • Kuhn, Tom
  • McGuinness, Frank
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Modern plays
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  • Plays, playscripts
  • Literature
  • Plays, playscripts
Summary expansion
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
Target audience
general
Label
The caucasian chalk circle, Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Frank McGuinness
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Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780713685947
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780713685947
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The caucasian chalk circle, Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Tom Kuhn; Translated by Frank McGuinness
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9780713685947
Dimensions
20x13x1 cm.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780713685947
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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