Mother Courage and Her Children Summary
Bertolt Brecht

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Mother Courage and Her Children Summary

First produced in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1939, Bertolt Brecht' s Mother Courage and Her Children is considered by many to be among the playwright's best work and one of the most powerful anti-war dramas in history. The play is based on two works by Hans Jacob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen: his 1669 novel, Simplicissimus and his 1670 play, Courage: An Adventuress. Many critics believe Mother Courage to be the masterwork of Brecht's concept of Epic Theater. This dramatic...

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