Mother Courage And Her Children Southwark Playhouse
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Mother Courage And Her Children

Bertolt Brecht, an exiled German playwright, wrote Mother Courage in 1939 at the height of the Second World War. The play follows Mother Courage who r...
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Though set in the seventeenth century, Galileo feels unsettlingly relevant, just as Brecht would have wished....
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, Photo by Gerry Goodstein
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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

It’s certainly au courant and hip to revere the work of Bertolt Brecht, and undoubtedly he’s worthy of this acclaim. Overall, his body of work is ...
The Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre
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The Threepenny Opera

Norris’s production of The Threepenny Opera is fantastically ugly: Brecht’s London is full of vagrants and harlots, a truly Dickensian bunch, moti...
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The Mother

Ever tried Ever failed No matter Try again Fail again Fail better We encounter Beckett’s famous instructions upon a blackboard at the forefron...
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
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The Caucasian Chalk Circle

As I took my seat in the circular auditorium, a troupe of actors walked on stage. They informed us that we were about to watch a play. Not just any pl...
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In The Jungle of Cities

Word of warning: ‘this is not for the sane.’ Even dedicated admirers of Brecht were baffled by this play. Set in Chicago, there are no key elem...