The Caucasian chalk circle
[This drama] is a parable inspired by the 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. [The author's] statements about class are cloaked in the innocence of a fable that whispers insistently to the audience. -Back cover.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jonfaith - www.librarything.com
When the sharks the sharks devour Little fishes have their hour. This might be the Master at his finest, remarkably both modern and ancient, timeless parables are bracketed in the struggle against ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
Brilliant, but nonetheless not even remotely my cup of tea. The main characters are compelling yet two-dimensional characters. More or less purely symbolic with little of interest to me. Read full review