Mother Courage and Her Children
ISBN 9780143105282 | 192 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.35 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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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."The Threepenny Opera and Mother Courage are the great plays of our time."