The Caucasian Chalk Circle, with commentary & notes. (Methuen Student Edition)
Methuen Drama, 1997. Paper Back. Used - Good. Item #280299 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 Student Edition of Brecht's classic dramatisation of the conflict
12mo. UK edition. Wear to cover. Soiling/stains. Previous owner's name inked on verso of front cover. [116 pages plus eleven pages of illustrations and three pages of Methuen titles available]