Essays Tagged: "Mother Courage"

Mother Courage and Her Children -- dramatic elements, synopsis, analysis.

Mother Courage and Her ChildrenBy: Bertolt BrechtGENRE: Epic TheatreSETTING:Episode 1: A highway nea ... 4: Outside an officer's tent.Episode 5: Two years later. In a devastated village.Episode 6: Inside Mother Courage's tent.Episode 7: On a highway, later.Episode 8: A camp, a day later.Episode 9: Fall, ... be long. / And then the whole thing slides. / You think God provides -- / But you've got it wrong" (Mother Courage, 4).DRAMATIS PERSONAE:Mother CourageSwiss Cheese, her younger sonKattrin, her mute da ...

(5 pages) 97 0 4.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Text from a dramaturge notebook on the play "mother courage and her children" by Bertolt Brecht

g been magically been made invisible. However, this illusion is shattered during the performance of Mother Courage by the use of theatre in the round. Having the audience members visible to each other ... ty Bostones, Sublime and Less Than Jake are fairly well known ska bands. At the end of scene eight, Mother Courage's song is performed in the style of Ska because it is generally upbeat and will there ...

(9 pages) 46 0 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The presentation and significance of the maternal instinct in So long a letter (Mariama Bâ) and Mother Courage and her Children (Bertolt Brecht).

Frequent references to maternal instinct can be found in So long a letter and Mother Courage and her Children. Certain aspects of a character reveal themselves in the behaviour a ... h the maternal instinct is used for the above purposes in the short novel and the play.When writing Mother Courage and her Children Brecht's main intention was to highlight the iniquities of fascistic ... ristics of epic theatre he avoided realistic appearances and created unpredictable characters, like Mother Courage for example. Her maternal instinct alters depending on the economic circumstances of ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

With reference to Bertolt Brecht and John Osborne, discuss ways in which political viewpoints have been communicated to a theatre audience within the last century.

ced the cause of Marxism without ever becoming a party member of the Communists in East Germany. In Mother Courage, Brecht criticizes both war and business. Mother Courage's business, which is for her ... urage's business, which is for her children, depends on the war. However, as the war grows heated, 'Mother Courage' finds that her profession has put herself and her children in danger. The old woman ...

(7 pages) 77 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

As a designer in a production of Bertolt Brecht's 'Mother Courage and Her Children': "The anti-illusionistic devices in my play arouse curiosity and create understanding."

vices I use and what I want to accomplish through my design. By using anti-illusionistic devices in Mother Courage and her Children, specifically by using alienation techniques, I hope to awaken the c ... ourage the audience to move out of their comfort-zone.Like Brecht, I want my audience to learn from Mother Courage and her Children, not merely receive be entertained; however, I also want them to fin ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Bertolt brecht was a great playwright of th 20th century in which he became a great practioner of epic theatre.

e audience; a reminder that they are in a theatre, and what they are watching was not real.Brecht's Mother Courage offers a powerful reminder of how humanity is worn down by war and what is lost by th ... tle defaced Europe, selling them food, drink, clothing to make herself a living. As disenchanted as Mother Courage's view is of war, and as devoted as she is to her children, she needs it to survive. ...

(8 pages) 37 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Use of Minor Characters to Accentuate Major Chara

During the course of Albert Camus' and Bertolt Brecht's books The Plague and Mother Courage and Her Children, the authors use certain minor characters to accentuate various char ... us characteristics of their respective books' main character. The minor characters are Kattrin from Mother Courage and Her Children, and Tarrou from The Plague. In Mother Courage and Her Children, Bre ... he Plague. In Mother Courage and Her Children, Brecht uses Kattrin to accentuate characteristics of Mother Courage, and in The Plague, Camus uses Tarrou to accentuate Dr. Rieux. Camus and Brecht use T ...

(6 pages) 10 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Literary Analysis of Critic Eric Bentley and his work on Bertolt Brecht

briefly, and the United States from 1941 to 1947. Among the best-known plays from this period were Mother Courage and Her Children (1941), The Life of Galileo (1943), The Good Woman of Setzuan (1943) ... Zurich, and Padua. In 1950 in Munich he worked with Bertolt Brecht on a production of Brecht's play Mother Courage. Concurrent with his directing, Bentley contributed reports on European theatre to Th ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies


whenever the other students would try to bully or harm him. The name Mazi Bindi which translates to mother courage further exemplifies the fact that this is a symbol used by Avildsen to represent the ... knack for either disappearing or dying. Examples include: PK's parents, his chicken (Mazi Bindi - "Mother Courage"), Doc, Geel Piet, His nanny, Maria etc.

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jul/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays