Mother Courage and Her Children [NOOK Book]

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Drama / 18m, 5f, extras / Interior, 5 Exteriors

This German play was written in 1939 and was first produced in Zurich in 1941. In America, it was published in English right away (1941, by New Directions) but did not reach Broadway till 1963 – in a memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft. It had, of course, by that time been produced to ...
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Mother Courage and Her Children

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Overview

Drama / 18m, 5f, extras / Interior, 5 Exteriors

This German play was written in 1939 and was first produced in Zurich in 1941. In America, it was published in English right away (1941, by New Directions) but did not reach Broadway till 1963 – in a memorable production directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Anne Bancroft. It had, of course, by that time been produced to much acclaim all over the world.

When Bertolt Brecht directed the play in Munich (1950), Eric Bentley, Assistant Director, at his bidding started to translate the play into English. He was eventually to make several different English versions of it. The most interesting of these is published here. It was a collaboration with the eminent French composer Darius Milhaud. Together they made this remarkable contribution to musical theatre.
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Editorial Reviews

Lillian Hellman
The Threepenny Opera and Mother Courage are the great plays of our time.
Time
Mother Courage is a black corrosive comedy that almost alone among twentieth-century plays approaches the purgative power of a major tragedy.
Richard Gilman
One of the greatest plays of our time. -- Commonweal
New York Times Book Review
In its humor, irony, and truth, it is a work to welcome and cherish.
From the Publisher
"One of the greatest poets and dramatists of our century."—Observer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780573805172
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 83
  • Sales rank: 284,592
  • File size: 1,001 KB

Meet the Author

A major dramatist of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was the founder of one of the most influential theatre companies, the Berliner Ensemble, and the creator of some of the landmark plays of the twentieth century: The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

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