The Caucasian Chalk Circle, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by James & Tania Stern with a new Prologue by Phil Woods
The Caucasian Chalk Circle (German: Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis) is a play by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An example of Brecht’s epic theatre, the play is a parable about a peasant girl who rescues a baby and becomes a better mother than its wealthy natural parent.
The play is a reworking of Brecht’s earlier short story Der Augsburger Kreidekreis; both derive from the 14th-century Chinese play Circle of Chalk by Li Xingdao. However, the story bears great resemblance to the Buddhist Jataka story "Mahaushadha
Cast & Crew
|Grindlay/The Governor/Ensemble||Alan Hockey|
|Jean Davies/Mother in Law/Ensemble||Susan Glanville|
|Michael (different nights)||Philip Gorham|
|Michael (different nights)||Simon Horsborough|
|Michael (different nights)||Tony Wood|
|Shareholder/1st Doctor/Lavrenti/Ensemble||Alan Partington|
|Shareholder/Governer’s Wife/Ensemble||Sally Hedges|
|Shareholder/Prince’s Nephew/Ensemble||Miles Richardson|
|Sir Charles/Fat Prince/Ensemble||Philip Newman|
|Sister in Law/Ensemble||Dinah Handley|
|The Singer/The Rider||Christopher Booth-Jones|
|Worker/ 2nd Doctor/Ensemble||Nicholas Lumley|
|Worker/Simon Chachava/Ensemble||Neil Daglish|
|Wqrker/Old Man/Ensemble||Eddie Angei|
|Ortginal Score & Musical Director||Alasdair MacNeill|
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