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The Caucasian Chalk Circle (tr. McGuinness)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  13f, 13m

Bertolt Brecht, Frank McGuinness

The Caucasian Chalk Circle
by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Frank McGuinness

In the heat of civil war a mother abandons her son, and the responsibility to rear the child falls upon Grusha, a servant girl. She sacrifices everything in order to respectfully raise the young boy as her own, but when the biological mother returns …

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (tr. McGuinness)

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    13f, 13m
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In the heat of civil war a mother abandons her son, and the responsibility to rear the child falls upon Grusha, a servant girl. She sacrifices everything in order to respectfully raise the young boy as her own, but when the biological mother returns a debate arises as to who the rightful mother of the boy is. This is a fresh and powerful translation of Brecht's incendiary masterpiece by one of the most respected translators in modern literature.
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Room for Extras
  • Time Period 1940s / WWII
  • Setting Various settings

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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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Frank McGuinness

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