Mother Courage and Her Children

Mother Courage and Her Children


Translator: Ralph Manheim
Editor: John Willett
Translator: John Willett
Foreword by: Olympia Dukakis
Introduction by: Norman Roessler

Format
Paperback
Price
$11.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143105282
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Mother Courage and Her Children is a classic in the repertory of Western theater. Written in response to the outbreak of World War II, this “chronicle play” of the Thirty Years War follows one of Brecht’s most enduring characters, Courage, as she trails the armies across Europe, selling provisions from her canteen wagon. However, Courage pays the highest price of all. One by one, her children are devoured by violence, but she will not give up her livelihood-the wagon and the war.

Praise

The Threepenny Opera and Mother Courage are the great plays of our time.”
-Lillian Hellman

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