The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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Overview

The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a parable inspired by the Chinese play Chalk Circle. Written at the close of World War II, the story is set in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia, and retells the tale of King Solomon and a child claimed by two mothers. A chalk circle is metaphorically drawn around a society misdirected in its priorities. Brecht's statements about class are cloaked in the innocence of a fable that whispers insistently to the audience.. "Eric Bentley's English versions are widely viewed as the standard renderings of Brecht's work, ensuring that future readers will continue to come in close contact with this playwright who introduced a new way of thinking about the theater.. "Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is one of Germany's best-known playwrights. His social critiques, including The Good Woman of Setzuan, Mother Courage and Her Children, and The Threepenny Opera, resonate with modern audiences and continue to be frequently performed.
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“At last—the definitive translations of one of the 20th century’s most influential playwrights…Far superior to the competition.”—Theatre Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816635283
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 380,323
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose writing has had a major influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo and Mother Courage and her Children.

Alistair Beaton is a well-known Scottish writer, whose plays and translations include Feelgood, King of Hearts and Follow My Leader and Max Frisch's The Arsonists. For television, he wrote the award-winning A Very Social Secretary (2005) and the Channel 4 film The Trial of Tony Blair (2007).

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Table of Contents

Preface
Comments on The Caucasian Chalk Circle from Bentley on Brecht
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Selected Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2002

    C3, a must-read!

    A brilliant read- for a simple night in with a book, this title will give you many laughs, as well as the sense of trajedy, creeping up on Grusha and her young friend. An absolute must-read.

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