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"Mother Courage and Her Children

First Nighter: CSC's 'Mother Courage and Her Children' Fighting a Tough Battle

David Finkle | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Anyone these days even casually interested in theater news has to be aware of the recent developments with the Classic Stage Company's revival of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.

Who Lose, Who Thrives When White Creatives Tell Black Stories

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

Twice this year (but too many times in my career) my perspective as a Black woman was dismissed in favor of a portrait seen through the filter of the White gaze. Regrettably, I have exited Classic Stage Company's MOTHER COURAGE as a result.

Mother Courage and The Islamic State

Francis Levy | Posted 12.04.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

You may recall that Brecht's great masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children was situated during that conflict. Originally Brecht had written it as a thinly veiled allegory about the totalitarianism sweeping Europe, but one wonders if using Haass's analogy it might not tell us something about the economics of terror.

Meryl Streep: The Giver of Fantastic Performances

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Celebrity
Prasanna Ranganathan

A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.

Mother Courage in Israel, Gaza, Iraq, Syria and the Ukraine

Francis Levy | Posted 10.07.2014 | World
Francis Levy

There's a disconnect between armies and ideologies and those who bear the burden of conflicts like those raging in Israel, Gaza, Iraq, Syria and the Ukraine. This has always been true and it's true now.

A Body in a Seat

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Shoshana Greenberg

With the outcome of television shows, I often feel helpless. How can I prove to the networks that I, a lowly TV-watcher off the Neilsen radar, watch and care about these shows in ways that could make any difference?

Fonda, Sutherland, Streep Echo Trumbo & Brecht: FTA (1972) and Theater of War (2008)

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Parker, Brecht and Trumbo may have passed on, but anti-war and anti-poverty spirit continue in the genre of the documentary as practiced by the soothsayer Michael Moore.