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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Large Mixed Cast

Bertolt Brecht - trans James & Tania Stern with… Price: $15.95

Published in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series, this edition features an extensive introduction, Brecht's own notes on the play and a full appendix of textual variants

It is the standard critical edition of the work in an acclaimed translation by James and Tania Stern with W. H. Auden

Written in exile during the Second World War, the story of Brecht's classic play subverts an ancient Chinese tale echoed in the Judgement of Solomon in which two women claim the same child

The message of Brecht's parable is that resources should go to those who will make best use of them

Thanks to the rascally judge, Azdak, one of Brecht's most vivid creations, this story has a happy outcome - the child is entrusted to the peasant Grusha, who has loved and nurtured it

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