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Department
Theatre & Film Studies
Course
THTRFLM 1T03
Professor
Peter Cockett
Semester
Winter

Description
1T03 week 5(2): Mother Courage  02/08/2014 Mid-term 30 multiple questions all slides/lectures/plays Context – Militarism • Nations should maintain a strong military presence, and use it to defend/promote the national interest • War as glorious/patriotic • “The war’s still hungry. So enlist!” Mother Courage Scene 1: • Spring 1962. The Swedish commander-in-chief Count Oxenstierna is raising troops in Dalecarlia for the Polish campaign. The canteen womanAnna Fierling, known as Mother Courage, loses one son • Tells the whole story beforehand so audience does not get caught up • Techniques used: • Title/synopsis (how not what) • Presentational style • Irony, including ironic songs (see 1.39-50, 1.70-74) • Prioritizing human agency (esp. 1.294-end) Scene 11: • January 1636. The emperor’s troops are threatening the Protes • T
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