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Description - Brecht Plays: 5 by Bertolt Brecht

This fifth volume in the Collected Plays series brings together two of Brecht's plays, "The Life of Galileo" and "Mother Courage and her Children". "Galileo" examines the conflict between free enquiry and official ideology, through the story of the great astronomer and his persecution by the Inquisition. It contains one of Brecht's most human and complex central characters. The eponymous heroine of "Mother Courage" is another of the playwright's great creations. As the Thirty Years' War rages around her, claiming her children one by one, she nevertheless clings to her canteen wagon, the source of her livelihood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413699701
ISBN-10: 0413699706
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 13-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) is acknowledged as one of the great dramatists whose work has had a considerable influence on the theatre. His landmark plays include The Threepenny Opera, Life of Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern theatre.

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