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[Der kaukasische Kreidekreis.] The Caucasian Chalk Circle ... Translated by James and Tania Stern, with W.H. Auden

Arena Stage, Zelda Fichandler, producing director, presents the American premiere of Bertolt Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," in a new version by John Holmstrom, with the Arena Acting Company, directed by Alan Schneider, settings by Peter Wingate, lighting by Leo Gallenstein, costumes by Marianna Elliott, masks by Budd Hill, music composed by Teiji Ito.

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  • "Arena Stage, Zelda Fichandler, producing director, presents the American premiere of Bertolt Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," in a new version by John Holmstrom, with the Arena Acting Company, directed by Alan Schneider, settings by Peter Wingate, lighting by Leo Gallenstein, costumes by Marianna Elliott, masks by Budd Hill, music composed by Teiji Ito."@en
  • ""The play is a parable inspired by the Chinese play Chalk Circle. Written at the close of World War II, the story is set in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, and retells the tale of King Solomon and a child claimed by two mothers. A chalk circle is metaphorically drawn around a society misdirected in its priorities. Brecht's statements about class are cloaked in the innocence of a fable that whispers insistently to the audience." -- Publisher description."
  • "Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York Premiere, "The Caucasian Chalk Circle," by Bertolt Brecht, English version by Eric Bently, directed by Jules Irving, sets, costumes and masks designed by James Hart Stearns, associate designer James F. Gohl, lighting by Richard Nelson, music and songs composed by Morton Subotnick, music director Stanley Silverman."@en
  • "Written in exile during the Second World War, the story subverts an ancient Chinese tale - echoed in the Judgement of Solomon - in which two women claim the same child. The message of Brecht's parable is that resources should go to those who will make best use of them. Thanks to the rascally judge, Azdak, one of Brecht's most vivid creations, this story has a happy outcome: the child is entrusted to the peasant Grusha, who has loved and nurtured it."
  • "Brecht projects an ancient Chinese story onto a realistic setting in Soviet Georgia. In a theme that echoes the Judgment of Solomon, two women argue over the possession of a child; thanks to the unruly judge, Azdak (one of Brecht's most vivid creations) natural justice is done and the peasant Grusha keeps the child she loves, even though she is not its mother. Written in exile in the United States during the Second World War, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a politically-charged, much-revived and complex example of Brecht's epic theatre. This volume contains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, photographs from stage productions and a glossary of difficult words and phrases."
  • "The people of two farms in Georgia (Republic of Russia) debate over land ownership in a socialistic society. The play raises the question of private property; of who bears the right to ownership. Should something (someone) be owned by the one who possesses it? Or, by the one who can make the best use of it?"
  • "With commentary and notes."
  • "A retelling of the tale of King Soloman and a child claimed by two mothers that is set in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia at the end of World War II."
  • "A morality masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle demonstrates Brecht's pioneering theatrical techniques. This version by Frank McGuinness was first presented by the National Theatre in 1997 and revived in 2007, opening at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury, on 8 January."--pub. desc."
  • ""A servant girl sacrifices everything to protect a child abandoned in the heat of civil war. Order restored, she is made to confront the boy's biological mother in a legal contest over who deserves to keep him. The comical judge calls on an ancient tradition - the chalk circle to resolve the dispute. Who wins?"

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  • "[Der kaukasische Kreidekreis.] The Caucasian Chalk Circle ... Translated by James and Tania Stern, with W. H. Auden"
  • "[Der kaukasische Kreidekreis.] The Caucasian Chalk Circle ... Translated by James and Tania Stern, with W.H. Auden"@en
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  • "The Caucasian chalk circle. Translated by James and Tania Stern, with W.H. Auden. --"
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  • "The Caucasian Chalk Circle ... An English version by Eric and Maja Bentley"@en

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