Señora Carrar's Rifles

Señora Carrar's Rifles (German: Die Gewehre der Frau Carrar) is a one-act play by the twentieth-century German dramatist Bertolt Brecht, written in collaboration with Margarete Steffin.[1] It is a modern version of the Irish dramatist John Millington Synge's play Riders to the Sea (1904). The play's setting is re-located to Spain during the height of the Civil War. Teresa Carrar, the mother, wants to protect her children but ends up fighting on the side of the oppressed. Brecht wrote it in 1937 and it received its first theatrical production in the same year, opening in Paris on 16 October.[2] This production was directed by Slatan Dudow and Helene Weigel played Señora Carrar.[3]

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  1. She is acknowledged in the 1955 Collected Works.
  2. Squiers, Anthony (2014). An Introduction to the Social and Political Philosophy of Bertolt Brecht: Revolution and Aesthetics. . Amsterdam: Rodopi. p. 188. ISBN 9789042038998.
  3. Willett (1959, 45-46).

Works cited

  • Willett, John. 1967. The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht: A Study from Eight Aspects. Third ed. London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-34360-X.

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