Show Type
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Age Ranges
  • Adult
outside the palace of a small Caucasian village, daytime
Act One

Scene Context

Simon Shashava, a palace guard, has noticed a beautiful peasant girl, Grusha

Scene Text

Start: Simon: What, the young lady is not in church? Shirking? Grusha: I was dressed to go. But they needed another goose for the banquet. And they asked me to get it. I know about geese.

End: Grusha: Simon Shashava, you ought to be ashamed of yourself! To sit in a bush on a hot day and wait till a girl comes and dips her legs in the river! And I bet you bring a friend along too! Simon: I didn’t bring any friend along!

Citation: Brecht, Bertolt. The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Translated by Eric Bentley, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1999, pp. 17-18.