Record Details

Catalog Search

Theater of war.

Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956 Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder. English. (Added Author). Walter, John W. (Director). Santisi, Nina. (Producer). Streep, Meryl. (Interviewee). Kushner, Tony (Interviewee). Kline, Kevin. (Interviewee). Wolfe, George C. (Interviewee). Brecht-Schall, Barbara. (Interviewee). Eustis, Oskar, 1958- (Interviewee). Directed by John W. Walter. (Cast).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 95 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Kino Lorber : 2008.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by John W. Walter.
Participant or Performer Note: Meryl Streep, Tony Kushner, Kevin Kline, George C. Wolfe, Barbara Brecht-Schall, Oskar Eustis.
Summary, etc.: Filmmaker John Walter artfully captures Meryl Streep groping for - and then seizing - the character in her unforgettable portrayal of Mother Courage in Tony Kushner's adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children, which was presented by The Public Theater/NY Shakespeare Festival in Central Park in the summer of 2006. As Manohla Dargis in the Times observed, "filmmaker John Walter jumps from art to history and politics and back again, from the theater of the streets to the theater of the stage, without pause. That makes the movie... tough to summarize, which is part of its appeal."
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Theater > Political aspects.
Actors > Interviews.
Theatrical producers and directors > Interviews.
Theater > Production and direction > New York (State) > New York.
Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 > Drama.
Women and war > Drama.
Children and war > Drama.

Additional Resources