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The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der kaukasische Kreidekreis)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Der kaukasische Kreidekreis)

Play




Overview


Synopsis

In Brecht's playful parable, we are introduced to The Singer, who relates a story about a country where the members of the ruling class keep overthrowing one another. There, a young serving girl named Grushna saves the heir of the provincial governor, while a wily motor mouth named Azdak rises to an influential position, thanks to an unintentional moment of class treason. When the governor's heir becomes a pawn in the government's power struggle, the powerful Azdak must not only decide the young man's fate, but determine whether he still identifies as a revolutionary or whether he has become a pawn of the oppressors. Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle invites us to question what it means to do right in a world gone wrong. Note: there are multiple translations of Brecht's German play, which are available to be licensed by various licensing companies.


Characters

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Supporting

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
5 Acts
Genres
Drama, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Cast Size
large
Ideal For
professional theatre, community theatre, high school theatre, university theatre, political theatre, german
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes child, early teen, late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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