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From The Life of Courage by Johann Grimmelshausen

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TWELVE NOTES AND A BRIEF ESSAY BY BRECHT

Throughout the writing and subsequent mounting of MOTHER COURAGE, Brecht left behind a veritable archive of copious notes and essays on the meaning and manner of his great play. Here …

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Victoria Myers for the interval

The Interval talks to Shariffa Ali and Victoria Clark about their visions for doing Strindberg in 2019, working in repertory, the pressure on female directors and more.

Photography by Tess Mayer

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