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Mother Courage and Her Children (Hall)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  6w, 13m

Mother Courage and Her Children
by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Lee Hall
Music by Dominic Muldowney

For years through the terrible Thirty Years War Mother Courage has followed the'swedish armies with her mobile canteen, and her three children (each by a different man). Life during war is reduced simply to a series of business transactions: soldiers…

Mother Courage and Her Children (Hall)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6w, 13m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period

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Summary
For years through the terrible Thirty Years War Mother Courage has followed the'swedish armies with her mobile canteen, and her three children (each by a different man). Life during war is reduced simply to a series of business transactions: soldiers rob peasan's and steal from their own'stores, peasan's sell their last cherished possessions. Mother Courage's business and motherly instincts constantly betray her. Finally, alone, she hitches he'self to her wagon and continues to follow the army.
  • Time Period 17th Century
  • Setting Twelve simple exterior settings
  • Additional Features Play w/ Music

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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 ...
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Lee Hall

Lee Hall was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1966 and studied English Literature at Cambridge University. He has worked as a writer in theatre, TV, radio and film. He has been writer in residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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