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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Large Mixed Cast

Bertolt Brecht trans Frank McGuinness Price: $14.95

A morality masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle powerfully demonstrates Brecht’s pioneering theatrical techniques

A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war

Order restored, she is made to confront the boy’s biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him

The comical judge calls on an ancient tradition – the chalk circle – to resolve the dispute

Who wins?

This version by Frank McGuinness was first presented by the National Theatre in 1997 and revived in 2007, opening at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on 8 January

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