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 …

TWELVE NOTES AND A BRIEF ESSAY BY BRECHT

Throughout the writing and subsequent mounting of MOTHER COURAGE, Brecht left behind a veritable archive of copious notes and essays on the meaning and manner of his great play. Here …

Note from Mother Courage and Her Children Director Brian Kulick

A POET IN EXILE   On February 28, 1933, the day after the infamous Reichstag Fire, Brecht left Germany along with his wife, Helen Weigel, and their son, Stefan. They …

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CARMEN JONES

‘Carmen Jones’ Is Back, and Its Director Knows What You’re Thinking

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