The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Penguin Study Guide
Author: Sabine Gross
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141396927
Category:
Page: 144
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Bertolt Brecht's classic drama The Caucasian Chalk Circle centres on a trial to discover the true mother of a young boy, where two women, one rich, one poor, must risk killing him to prove their love. It tackles fundamental questions of human nature, social justice, law and lawlessness, love in revolutionary times, and the bond between a mother and her child.This clear and accessible study guide includes: - Author's biography and writing of the play - Synopsis - Scene-by-scene analysis and commentary- Introduction to Brecht's 'Epic Theatre' - The Caucasian Chalk Circle as an example of Brechtian Theatre- Conclusion: Major themes and overall interpretation- Topics for discussion

Structuring Drama Work


Author: Jonothan Neelands,Tony Goode
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107530164
Category: Education
Page: 152
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Structuring Drama Work is the only drama resource that explores 100 dramatic conventions and techniques and provides ideas for how to practise them. This book explains dramatic conventions and what they do, explores how dramatic techniques can be used, provides cultural connections and global contexts and includes examples of the techniques in the context of plays and texts. The compact size and simple format make this book convenient and easy to use. Suitable for IGCSE® students up to A Level, IB Diploma and beyond, this resource will give inspiration and ideas to students and save teachers valuable planning time by providing numerous examples in a global context.

Teaching Primary English Through Drama

A Practical and Creative Approach
Author: Suzi Clipson-Boyles
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136728783
Category: Education
Page: 168
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Teaching Primary English through Drama builds on the success of the classic text Drama in Primary English, inspiring ideas and techniques for teaching English skills through the medium of drama.

Penguin Modern Classics: The Complete List

The Complete List
Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141970316
Category: Reference
Page: 96
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'A classic is a book which has never exhausted all it has to say to its readers' from Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino Penguin Modern Classics have been shaping the reading habits of generations since 1961. This 50th anniversary catalogue offers a complete list of all the titles in print across the Modern Classics list, from Chinua Achebe to Stefan Zweig via George Orwell and everything else in between. It also contains Italo Calvino's inspiring essay on what makes a classic a classic.

The Theory of the Modern Stage


Author: Eric Bentley
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141917849
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 512
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In The Theory of the Modern Stage, leading drama critic, Eric Bentley, brings together landmark writings by dramatists, directors and thinkers who have had a profound effect on the theatre since the mid nineteenth century, from Adolphe Appia to Émile Zola. Here, Antonin Artaud sets out a manifesto for a Theatre of Cruelty, Bertolt Brecht discusses the tension between entertainment and instruction in experimental drama and Bernard Shaw defends himself as a realist, while W. B. Yeats describes the creation of a People’s Theatre. The ideas of theatre’s great makers are revealed by their best expositors, as Eric Bentley writes about Stanislavsky belief in the importance of emotional memory when creating a dramatic role and Arthur Symons considers Richard Wagner and the relationship between genius, art and nature.

Der gute Mensch von Sezuan

Parabelstück
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518731904
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Das Stück, eine Parabel, zeigt am Einzelfall des Mädchens Shen Te das allgemeine Gesetz dieser Welt auf, daß es unmöglich ist, »gut zu sein und doch zu leben«. Drei Götter durchwandern die Welt auf der Suche nach einem guten Menschen. Sie wollen das Gerücht Lügen strafen, wonach die wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen auf Erden zu unerträglich seien, als daß die Menschen die Gebote der Götter zu befolgen vermöchten.

The Good Woman of Setzuan


Author: Bertolt Brecht,Eric Bentley
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141189178
Category: German drama
Page: 144
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The Open Fist Theatre presents a re-imagined version of Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan. Set in the imaginary city of Setzuan in pre-communist China, the play explores themes of good and evil, love and betrayal and male/female identity. The Brecht approach uses song, dance and style to create a humorous and provocative look at how humanity deals with love, money and social injustice.

Der kaukasische Kreidekreis


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518739751
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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Zwei Spiele, zwei große Themen der Weltliteratur werden von Brecht hier zu einem geschlossenen Kreis geführt: Das Spiel von Grusche Vachnadze, der Magd, die mit übermenschlichen Opfern - selbst dem Opfer ihrer Liebe zu dem Soldaten Simon Chachava - in Zeiten der Revolte das Kind der harten Gouverneursfrau rettet, und das Spiel vom Azdak, dem Arme-Leute-Richter, der, betrunken und korrupt, dennoch das Chaos zu einer »kurzen, goldenen Zeit beinah der Gerechtigkeit« macht.

Liebesgedichte


Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518743767
Category: Poetry
Page: 117
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Brechts Liebesgedichte behandeln das Thema der Liebe zu einem Menschen wie das der Liebe zu den Menschen, die aufgerufen sind, den Planeten Erde »bewohnbar« zu machen. Beide Themen bedingen sich, regen sich an, schöpfen eins aus dem anderen.

Calendar


Author: University of Cape Town
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Leben des Galilei

Schauspiel
Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518732404
Category: Fiction
Page: 161
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Das Schauspiel Leben des Galilei wurde 1938/39 im Exil in Dänemark geschrieben. Die Zeitungen hatten die Nachricht von der Spaltung des Uran-Atoms durch den Physiker Otto Hahn und seine Mitarbeiter gebracht. »Das Leben des Galilei wird vermutlich neben der Heiligen Johanna der Schlachthöfe und dem Kaukasischen Kreidekreis und einigen Stücken Lyrik Brechts größten Anspruch auf Unsterblichkeit begründen.« W. E. Süskind

Unisa English Studies


Author: University of South Africa. Dept. of English
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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The New Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre


Author: Deborah Chapman,Market House Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 668
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This guide to the theatre traces its development from its origins in primitive ritual to the theatre of today. There are over 5000 entries, from activism and Auschylus to zarzuela and Ziegfield, and it includes detailed coverage of American theatre.

Penguin by designers

Saturday 18 June 2005, V&A Museum, London
Author: Phil Baines,Steve Hare,Penguin Collectors' Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 175
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Library Journal


Author: Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.