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THE CAUCASIAN CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht (Paperback Student Edition)
THE CAUCASIAN CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht (Paperback Student Edition)

Published: July 1984
Our Price: R279.72

Product Code: 9780413544506

TWENTIETH CENTURY PLAYS Student Edition 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 Brechts epic theatre.
  • 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.
  • This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases. It features the acclaimed translation by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden.9781474260930

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