Mother Courage and Her Children (Hofmann)

Mother Courage and Her Children (Hofmann)

Mother Courage and Her Children (Hofmann)

Bertolt Brecht, John Willett, Michael Hofmann

Mother Courage and Her Children (Hofmann)

Mother Courage and Her Children (Hofmann)

Bertolt Brecht, John Willett, Michael Hofmann

Overview

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 peasants and steal from their own stores, peasants sell their last cherished possessions. Mother Courage's business and motherly instincts constantly betray her. Finally, alone, she hitches herself to her wagon and continues to follow the army.

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  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 17th Century
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Room for Extras

Authors

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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John Willett

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Michael Hofmann

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