Mother Courage


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Mother Courage

shrewd old woman who makes her living by following the armies of the Thirty Years’ War selling her wares to the soldiers. [Ger. Drama: Brecht Mother Courage and Her Children in Benét, 690]
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I had just finished playing the Cook in a production of Mother Courage and I did it with a Scottish accent.
The company announced its fifth season via a series of mobile phone messages and it was launched in Merthyr Tydfil in May with an all-female version of Brecht's Mother Courage And Her Children.
Roberta was well known as the Mother Courage of Sarasota theater, an indomitable force who had been performing and directing and mentoring for almost 50 years.
MERTHYR TYDFIL: Labour Club (01685 723335), Mother Courage And Her Children.
She is both Dr Franken stein and his Monster, Teen Temptress turned Mother Courage, and there is something splendid about her refusal to be shamed.
Lebanese theatrical artist Nidal Al Achkar is flying into the UAE tonight (April 1) to participate in the Annual Kennedy Centre "Gulf Medal in the Arts" Gala and for a single theatrical performance of "Al-Wewiyyeh", a play based on Brecht's Mother Courage, organised by the Alumni Chapters of The American University of Beirut (AUB), the Lebanese American University (LAU), Universite Saint Joseph (USJ) and the American University in Dubai (AUD.
But apart from being a perfect guide to the Weimar film oeuvre, this remarkable book - remarkable for its dilgence and its extensive gallery of German film actors - leaves you to ponder on the fact that so much was filmed at Wiemar that any film festival could devote its entire programme to these wonderful masterpieces such as the silent movie Mother Krause''s Journey to Happiness, which probably inspired Brecht''s play Mother Courage.
Depicting a generation raised in "strange Eastern European systems" who "placed too much hope in rock 'n' roll," this provocative satire explores both modern Croatia and its discontents and also, like Mother Courage, the human lust for power and money that still spawns war and suffering.
The couple met in San Francisco working together on a play, appearing as brother and sister in a production of Mother Courage and Her Children.
The sorrows of the soldier Woyzeck might have inspired Bertolt Brecht's antiwar parable Mother Courage and Her Children (1941), and this informal genealogy might be traced further to Stanley Kubrick's critical revision of the stress of war in Paths of Glory (1957).
Like Mother Courage, Bessie would sacrifice a child if it means saving the family.