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Brecht: Mother Courage and her Children

Brecht: Mother Courage and her Children

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  • Date Published: December 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597746

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  • This is the first comprehensive study of Brecht's Mother Courage. Peter Thomson locates the sources of the play in Brecht's own experience and heritage, and provides a detailed account of Brecht's own production with the newly formed Berliner Ensemble in 1949. Thomson then explores how the play has been transmitted in the English-speaking theatre from Joan Littlewood's production with the Theatre Workshop Company in 1956 to the Royal National Theatre, with Diana Rigg as Mother Courage, in 1995. The book also examines such influential interpretations as those by William Gaskill, Judi Dench, and Glenda Jackson in the English theatre, and by Herbert Balu and Richard Schechner in America. Seminal productions in France and the Germanies are also discussed. A final chapter highlights the new urgency of the text in light of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and closes with an account of a triumphant staging in Uganda.

    • The first detailed study of Mother Courage in performance
    • Chronicles the play through major international theatre companies
    • Truly international - looks at performances in London, Glasgow, New York, San Francisco, Paris, Vienna, Cologne, Bochum, Slovenia and Uganda
    • Addresses the important political issues raised in productions of the play, in particular recent conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Uganda
    • The Caucasian Chalk Circle (in a new translation by Frank McGuinness) with Juliet Stevenson as Grusha has just had a very successful national tour
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    'Mother Courage as revealed by Peter Thomson is refreshingly engaging both intellectually and in its aesthetic appeal.' Studies in Theatre Production

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597746
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    General preface
    Acknowledgements
    A note on translation
    1. Sources
    2. The text and the stage
    3. The Berlin production:
    1949
    4. Mother Courage in English
    5. Mother Courage in the Germanies and in France
    6. The afterlife of Mother Courage
    Productions cited
    Notes
    Select bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter Thomson, University of Exeter

    With contributions by

    Viv Gardner, University of Manchester

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