The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Modern Plays (Hardback)
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Modern Plays (Hardback)
zoom

The Caucasian Chalk Circle - Modern Plays (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£30.00
Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 27/07/2017
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
The city burns in the heat of civil war and a servant girl sacrifices everything to protect an abandoned child. But when peace is finally restored, the boy's mother comes to claim him. Calling upon the ancient tradition of the Chalk Circle, a comical judge sets about resolving the dispute. But in a culture of corruption and deception, who wins? Written by the grand master of storytelling and peopled with vivid and amusing characters, this is one of the greatest plays of the last century. This Caucasian Chalk Circle is translated by award-winning writer Alistair Beaton, who also wrote the bitingly witty stage play Feelgood and the celebrated TV dramas The Trial of Tony Blair and A Very Social Secretary. The play was toured by Shared Experience in 2009.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781474261272
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: POD


MEDIA REVIEWS
'an adept new translation by Alistair Beaton' * Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 2.10.09 *
`The Caucasian Chalk Circle, written in 1944 while he was in exile from Germany, gives some epic illumination to socialist ideas about ownership and injustice. But more than that it's a story about love winning out over endemic corruption' * Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 2.10.09 *
The play is translated, with political wit and crisp clarity, by Alistair Beaton . . . The result is a Chalk Circle which makes an unarguable case for the continued relevance both of Brecht's theatrical aesthetics and his allegorical subject matter. * Telegraph *
Alistair Beaton's sharp rhythmic translation finds a contemporary relevance too, but not intrusively so. * Stage *

You may also be interested in...

Blood Brothers
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Pygmalion
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Crucible
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£2.50
Paperback
The Duchess of Malfi
Added to basket
Five Plays
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
The Pillowman
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Three Theban Plays
Added to basket
Macbeth
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Talking Heads
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A View from the Bridge
Added to basket
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Added to basket
Four Major Plays
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Julius Caesar
Added to basket
Romeo and Juliet
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback

“Not happy.”

I bought this book as part of my A Level Drama & Theatre Studies course, and even the opening scene has cut out or changed words. I don't understand why anyone would cut out words from a classic play such at... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 11

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.