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Caucasian Chalk Circle, The (tr. Auden/Stern) - Full Length Play, Drama

Caucasian Chalk Circle, The (tr. Auden/Stern)

Bertolt Brecht, James Stern, Tania Stern, W.H. Auden

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Full Length Play, Drama

39m, 14f, 4m or f

ISBN: 9780413308504

Translated by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden
Written when Brecht was living in exile in the United States during World War II, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE is one of his most frequently performed plays. For the story, Brecht borrowed from an ancient Chinese tale -- echoed in the biblical account of the judgment of King Solomon -- in which two women claim the same child, but he subverted it into a parable advocating the idea that resources should go to those best able to make use sof them. Thanks to the rascally judge Azdak, natural -- though not biological -- justice is rendered, and lthe peasant Grusha, rather lthan the mother, gets to keep the child she loves.

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Full Length Play

Drama

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

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39m, 14f, 4m or f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

CASTING NOTES

Plus Chorus and extras

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Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), playwright, poet and director, was born in Augsburg, Germany in February 1898. He established himself as a playwright during the 1920s and early 1930s with plays such as Baal, Man is Man, The Threepenny Opera,  and The Mother. In 1933, as Hitler came to power in Germany, Mr. Brecht fled to Scandinavia before eventually settling in the USA where he remained until 1947. ... view full profile

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