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"the "Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Paperback, New edition): Bertolt Brecht

"the "Caucasian Chalk Circle" (Paperback, New edition)

Bertolt Brecht; Edited by Hugh Rorrison; Translated by James Stern, Tania Stern, W.H Auden

Series: Student Editions

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This Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict over possession of a child 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.
Brecht projects an ancient Chinese story onto a realistic setting in Soviet Georgia. In a theme that echoes the Judgment of Solomon, two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unruly judge, Azdak (one of Brecht's most vivid creations) natural justice is done and the peasant Grusha keeps the child she loves, even though she is not its mother.
Written in exile in the United States during the Second World War, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" is a politically-charged, much-revived and complex example of Brecht's epic theatre.
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. It features the acclaimed translation by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden.


Imprint: Methuen Drama
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Student Editions
Release date: July 1984
First published: March 2012
Authors: Bertolt Brecht
Editors: Hugh Rorrison
Translators: James Stern • Tania Stern • W.H Auden
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 129
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-413-54450-6
Subtitles: German
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Plays & playwrights > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Drama texts, plays > General
LSN: 0-413-54450-8
Barcode: 9780413544506

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