The play is widely regarded as one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and is a core text for Theatre Studies courses. Brecht is one of the most important dramatists of the twentieth century whose work is studied on every Theatre Studies course. Adapted by British Playwright David Hare whose plays have received awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including a BAFTA, a Lawrence Olivier Award and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Mother Courage is a set text for AS and A-Level students in the UK in 2010.
A major dramatist of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was the founder of one of the most influential theatre companies, the Berliner Ensemble, and the creator of some of the landmark plays of the twentieth century: The Threepenny Opera, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. His plays and dramatic theory are central to the study of modern theatre.
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