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Brecht : Mother Courage and her Children - Peter Thomson


Mother Courage and her Children

By: Peter Thomson, Vivien Gardner (Contribution by), Michael Robinson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th February 1998
ISBN: 9780521597746
Number Of Pages: 224

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This is the first comprehensive study in English of Brecht's Mother Courage in production. Peter Thomson provides a detailed account of Brecht's own production in 1949 and then explores how the play has been transmitted--from Joan Littlewood's production in 1956 to the Royal National Theatre in 1995. The book also examines interpretations by Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, and Richard Schechner, among others. Seminal productions from the continent are also analyzed and a final chapter examines the play's influence on among others, Peter Brook, and highlights the new urgency of the text in light of the wars in former Yugoslavia and Uganda.

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'Mother Courage as revealed by Peter Thomson is refreshingly engaging both intellectually and in its aesthetic appeal.' Studies in Theatre Production

List of illustrations
General preface
A note on translation
The text and the stage
The Berlin production: 1949
Mother Courage in English
Mother Courage in the Germanies and in France
The afterlife of Mother Courage
Productions cited
Select bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521597746
ISBN-10: 0521597749
Series: Plays in Production
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 9th February 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.02  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.31