Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Bretch

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Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Bretch

  1. 2. Mother Courage and Her Children
  2. 3. KATTRIN
  3. 4. <ul><li>Cart </li></ul>
  4. 5. MOTHER COURAGE
  5. 6. <ul><li>Dresses </li></ul>
  6. 9. SCENE 9
  7. 10. <ul><li>Great war of Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn 1634 </li></ul><ul><li>Survivors prone to epidemics </li></ul><ul><li>Snow is harsh </li></ul><ul><li>Survival depends on begging </li></ul>SCENE 9
  8. 11. SCENE 9 - CHARACTERS <ul><li>MOTHER COURAGE: ANUM </li></ul><ul><li>THE COOK: MEHVISH </li></ul><ul><li>KATTRIN: HINA </li></ul>
  9. 12. SNOW IS HARSH
  10. 14. <ul><li>Inn </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>MOTHER COURAGE, THE COOK AND KATTRIN </li></ul><ul><li>MOTHER COURAGE TRIES TO CONVINCE THE COOK TO TAKE KATTRIN WITH THEM </li></ul>
  12. 17. <ul><li>FOOD IS SCARCE </li></ul><ul><li>WAR IS KILLING PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>TO BE SAVE IS IMPOSSIBLE </li></ul>
  13. 19. SCENE 10 AND 11
  14. 20. Scene 10 <ul><li>1635 </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Courage and her cart being pulled over the highroads </li></ul>
  15. 21. SCENE 10 – PERFORMED BY <ul><li>MOTHER COURAGE: ANUM </li></ul>
  16. 22. SCENE 11 <ul><li>January 1636 </li></ul><ul><li>Emperor’s Troops Threats </li></ul><ul><li>War will not be over soon </li></ul>
  17. 23. SCENE 11: CHARACTERS <ul><li>ENSIGN: HINA </li></ul><ul><li>KATTRIN: MEHVISH </li></ul><ul><li>PEASANT: ANUM </li></ul><ul><li>SOLDIER: AMNA </li></ul><ul><li>VOICE FROM BEHIND + OTHER PEASANTS: ALI </li></ul>
  18. 25. <ul><li>Soldier </li></ul>
  19. 26. ARQUEBBUS “HOOK GUN”
  20. 27. Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) <ul><li>JANUARY 1636 – Mother Courage </li></ul><ul><li>One of the MOST DESTRUCTIVE CONFLICTS in European history. </li></ul><ul><li>War was fought (in present day) GERMANY (at various points most of European countries were involved) </li></ul><ul><li>War fought (largely as a religious conflict) between PROTESTANTS AND CATHOLICS. </li></ul>
  21. 28. The result <ul><li>Famine and disease everywhere decreasing population </li></ul>
  22. 31. SCENE 12
  23. 32. SCENE 12 <ul><li>SOLDIERS MARCH </li></ul><ul><li>FIFIES AND DRUMS ARE HEARD </li></ul>
  24. 33. FIFE IS LIKE A FLUTE
  25. 35. <ul><li>We were all actors simply performing on stage for you. </li></ul>
  26. 36. EPIC THEATRE TECNIQUES FOLLOWED <ul><li>REPEITION OF MUSIC </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping STAGE SETS SIMPLE </li></ul><ul><li>Showing EXPOSED LIGHTING instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking the action into OPEN-ENDED EPISODES </li></ul><ul><li>Projecting LABELS OR PHOTOGRAPHS during scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Using a NARRATOR or actors to directly address the audience </li></ul>
  27. 37. … Continues <ul><li>Did not analyse the characters; </li></ul><ul><li>He set them at a distance. </li></ul><ul><li>Report on the events. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple gestures. </li></ul><ul><li>Clear and cool manner of speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>No emotional tricks </li></ul>

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