A Note from Nathan the Wise Director Brian Kulick

THE KNIGHT’S MOVE By Brian Kulick Lessing is perhaps, to Americans, the least known of his theatrical compatriots; that extraordinary convocation of German playwrights which includes Goethe, Schiller, Kleist and …

A Note from Nathan the Wise Translator Edward Kemp

1. Lessing and The Truth. Lessing famously wrote that if G-d offered him the choice between the truth and the quest for the truth he would choose the latter.  The …

War in the Congo: Situating Mother Courage and Her Children

“The Congo defies idealists.” -Che Guevara “The Congolese conflict resembles the European Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648), in which looting was one of the fundamental activities of the contending armies.  Even when …

From The Life of Courage by Johann Grimmelshausen

From THE LIFE OF COURAGE; THE NOTORIOUS THIEF, WHORE AND VAGABOND. By Johann Grimmelshausen   Johann Grimmelshausen’s THE LIFE OF COURAGE (first published in 1670) was the initial inspiration for …


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