The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Author(s): Bertolt Brecht

General Books

Written in exile during the Second World War, the story subverts an ancient Chinese tale - echoed in the Judgement of Solomon - in which two women claim the same child. The message of Brecht's parable is that resources should go to those who will make best use of them. Thanks to the rascally judge, Azdak, one of Brecht's most vivid creations, this story has a happy outcome: the child is entrusted to the peasant Grusha, who has loved and nurtured it."One of the greatest poets and dramatists of our century" (Observer)

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780413308504
  • : Eyre Methuen
  • : December 1972
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bertolt Brecht
  • : Paperback
  • : good
  • : 96