History Theatre / MotherCourageAndHerChildren

29th Jul '16 7:04:05 AM Aquila89
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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Mother Courage's real name is Anna Fierling.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: Mother Courage outlives all of her children (though at the end she still doesn't know that Eilif is dead.)
8th Jan '16 10:06:21 AM TheUnsquished
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: One of the characters is ''named'' Schweizerkas, i.e. "Swiss Cheese".
19th Jan '15 6:38:16 AM bstewart2954
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Written by Creator/BertoltBrecht in 1949, the play was first performed in the bombed-out ruins of Berlin shortly after the Allied victory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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Written by Creator/BertoltBrecht in 1949, 1939, the play was first performed in the bombed-out ruins of Berlin shortly after the Allied victory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
11th Feb '14 9:58:26 AM Aquila89
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* DeathByDisfigurement: Kattrin. As a young child, she became mute after being used as a play-thing by soldiers. She travels with her mother Anna and her two brothers, but because she's unable to communicate, her mother sees her as little more than a burden. (Although she ''does'' care deeply for her children, Anna's own survival and her travelling shop are most important to her, and throughout the play she does everything she can to stay in business - which directly causes her to lose her children). Eventually Kattrin is attacked (and [[RapeAsDrama very possibly raped]]) while trying to run errands for the shop, and is left with a scar on the side of her face. When she overhears her mother say she'll be unable to ever find a man now, Kattrin decides to sacrifice herself to warn a nearby town about a group of soldiers by climbing a silo and banging on a drum as loudly as possible. She dies when she's shot down from the tower, still holding the drum in her arms.

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* DeathByDisfigurement: Kattrin. As a young child, she became mute after being used as a play-thing by soldiers. She travels with her mother Anna and her two brothers, but because she's unable to communicate, her mother sees her as little more than a burden. (Although she ''does'' care deeply for her children, Anna's own survival and her travelling shop are most important to her, and throughout the play she does everything she can to stay in business - which directly causes her to lose her children). Eventually Kattrin is attacked (and [[RapeAsDrama very possibly raped]]) while trying to run errands for the shop, and is left with a scar on the side of her face. When she overhears her mother say she'll be unable to ever find a man now, Kattrin decides to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice herself herself]] to warn a nearby town about a group of soldiers by climbing a silo and banging on a drum as loudly as possible. She dies when she's shot down from the tower, still holding the drum in her arms.
8th Feb '14 10:53:14 PM foxley
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* EmbarrassingFirstname: Poor Schweizerkas.

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* EmbarrassingFirstname: EmbarrassingFirstName: Poor Schweizerkas.
8th Feb '14 10:52:57 PM foxley
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: One of the characters is ''named'' Schweizerkas, i.e. "Swiss Cheese".


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* EmbarrassingFirstname: Poor Schweizerkas.
8th Feb '14 10:50:18 PM foxley
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* TheSpeechless: Kattrin. Her mother is inconsistent on whether she was born mute or whether she was traumatised into silence (or, from the way it's hinted at, possibly had an injury to her mouth) as a small child.
8th Feb '14 10:48:58 PM foxley
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* OhAndXDies: Brecht does this by telling you exactly what is going to happen at the beginning of each scene.
8th Feb '14 10:47:30 PM foxley
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* MoralMyopia: Eilif kills a few enemy peasants, steals their cattle to feed his regiment, and is lauded as a hero. He does it again during peacetime and is hanged as a bandit.
8th Feb '14 10:46:39 PM foxley
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* EvilChef: The Cook--also called Peter Lamb (but, like most characters in the play, mostly subject to EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep) is rather like this--fat, lecherous, fairly amoral and insensitive to his disturbed stepdaughter. Doesn't seem to put the women off, for some reason...
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