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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

by Bertolt Brecht
     
 

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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

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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.

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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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At last--the definitive translations of one of the 20th century's most influential playwrights…Far superior to the competition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408126707
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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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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