The original text is set in during the Holy War between the Catholics and Protestants in Europe. The story is about a woman, Mother Courage, who strives to exist in the turbulent times. She runs a ‘canteen’, a kind of mobile restaurant, where she feeds and caters to soldiers of either army, depending on whose territory she is in. Through the play, she loses each of her children. One is captured in the war, the other is executed for stealing and the third is shot because she tries to heroically warn the others. The play is in part humorous, tragic and even uplifting. There are songs, and even great ensemble sections.


Quasar Thakore Padamsee

Bertolt Brecht

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