|CLAUS PEYMANN / BERLINER ENSEMBLE||MOTHER COURAGE|
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
Festival Porto Alegre em Cena
6-8 September 2012
The great classic of Bertolt Brecht’s world theatre and a play which has considerably contributed to the reputation and fame of the BERLINER ENSEMBLE: Helene Weigel’s interpretation of the Courage has made theatre history. Now it is Carmen-Maja Antoni – under the direction of Claus Peymann – pulling the Courage-waggon
across the stage. In his “Chronicle from the Thirty Years’ War” – with music by Paul Dessau – Brecht tells the story of the sutler Anna Fierling, called Courage. Together with her three children, two son and the voiceless Kattrin, she struggles to make a living as a business woman at the edge of the war. She loses her funds, her only (late) love and – her children.
A woman, assumed to be strong, not fearing war and death, but who can’t manage to keep the balance on the small ridge between war and business. In the end she has to continue pulling her waggon all by herself.