The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Davis/Spiegelberger)

by  William R. Spiegelberger, Bertolt Brecht, Thulani Davis

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 8f

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Davis/Spiegelberger)

by  William R. Spiegelberger Bertolt Brecht Thulani Davis

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The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Davis/Spiegelberger)

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    10m, 8f
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a parable inspired by the Chinese play CHALK CIRCLE. Written at the close of World War II, the story is set in the Causasus 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 by its priorities. Brecht's statements about class are cloaked in the innocence of a fable that whispers insistently to the audience.
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William R.  Spiegelberger

William R. Spiegelberger

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 S ...

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