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Author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.

Title Mother Courage and her children / Bertolt Brecht ; translated from the German by John Willett with commentary and notes by Hugh Rorrison
Published London : Methuen, 1980
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 101 pages) : illustrations
Series Methuen student edition
Methuen student editions.
Summary A chronicle play of the Thirty Years War of the seventeenth century, the remarkable Mother Courage follows the armies back and forth across Europe, selling provisions and liquor to both sides from her canteen wagon. As the action of the play progresses, between the years 1624 and 1646, she remains indomitable in her profiteering, refusing to part with her wagon and her livelihood even as she loses her each of her three children to the conflict. The play demonstrates poignantly that those trying to profit from a war cannot escape its costs. First performed in Switzerland in 1941, it is regarded as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Drama.
Form Electronic book
Author Willett, John, 1917-2002.
Rorrison, Hugh.
ISBN 9780413492708 (Print)
Other Titles Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder. English