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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
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The play is a parable inspired by 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.

Author Biography

Bertold Brecht (1898-1956) is one of Germany's best-known playwrights. His social critiques, including The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Mother Courage and Her Children and The Threepenny Opera, resonate with modern audiences and continue to be frequently performed. Eric Bentley, one of the foremost authorities on the modern theatre, is a recognized playwright, critic and scholar, and a longtime intimate of Brecht. His most recent book is Bentley on Brecht.
Release date NZ
July 5th, 2007
Contributor
Edited by Eric Bentley
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Kenya ed
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
144
Dimensions
129x198x8
ISBN-13
9780141189161
Product ID
1671256

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