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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It was also negatively compared to Bertolt Brecht's more challenging play about the Thirty Years War, Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Mother Courage and Her Children), which opened in Berlin during the same month as Rabenalt's film, in January of 1949.
In other words, the aesthetic style of Ehe im Schatten harks back more to the Ufa style of the 1930s and early 1940s than it does to the radical Brechtian filmic tradition of Kuhle Wampe (1932) or the epic theater that was to be put on display in the Berlin production of Mutter Courage in January of 1949.
Finally, Couragemodell 1949, the third and last of the Brechtian "Modellbucher," renders a detailed account of Brecht's chronicle play Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder as produced by him in Berlin in 1949, once more with Weigel - needless to say - playing the lead; its publication too occurred posthumously, in 1958.