The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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Heinemann, 1996 - Political plays, German - 106 pages
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This series of plays has been developed to support classroom teaching and to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Brecht's play featuring a parable play staged by peasants in the Soviet Caucasus has 48 male and 19 female parts. Classroom activities are included.

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I read this book as study material during a btec national diploma in performing arts. The writing was so beautiful that i read it a second time. It has underlying morals that still apply to the world ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

Bertolt Brecht was born on February 10, 1898 in Augsburg, Bavaria, and died on August 14, 1956. He was a German playwright, theatre director and Marxist. The modest house where he was born is today preserved as a Brecht Museum. Brecht formed a writing collective which became prolific and very influential. He wrote many lyrics for musicals and collaborated with Kurt Weill to create Die Dregroschenoper -- the biggest hit in 1920s Berlin. Brecht experimented with his own theater and company -- the Berliner Ensemble -- which put on his plays under his direction and which continued after his death with the assistance of his wife. Brecht aspired to create political theater, and it is difficult to evaluate his work in purely aesthetic terms. Brecht died in 1956.

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