The Caucasian Chalk Circle is one of Bertolt Brecht’s best-known plays, it was premiered in 1954 in Berlin. It is where Brecht’s concept of “epic theatre”, a fundamental feature of his dramaturgy, is most clearly demonstrated. The play is inspired by an ancient Chinese legend and King Solomon's parable in the Bible, in both of which women are subjected to what seems a cruel ritual motherhood test.
Performance length: 3 hour(s) 15 minutes
Number of breaks: 1
The Hungarian text was written by András Kozma using the translation of Ágnes Nagy Nemes and Gábor Garai