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Mother Courage and Her Children: A Chronicle of the Thirty Years War Nov 19, 1965

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 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
PRODUCTION
Production Stage Manager and
Technical Director
Assistant Technical Director
Costume Execution
Properties
Assistant to the Director
Assistant Stage Manager
Lighting Execution
Scenery Execution
Sound
Stage Crew
Ushers
Box Office
House Manager
Production
NORMAN YOUNG
DONN ELLIOTT
JESSIE RICHARDSON
GERALD SHE RICHARDSON
JOYCE SOBELL
ROBERT GRAHAM
ROBERT NASON
IAN PRATT
J.G. THOMSON
GEORGE YATES
SIMON HARGRAVE
RON WHITCOMBE
PETER SCHELL
STUDENTS iN THEATRE
350
PEGGY SAYLE
MARJORIE FORDHAM
PENNY MITCHELL
NIRMAL K. GILL
CAROL ARNOTT
JOHN BROCKINGTON
JESSIE RICHARDSON
The Frederic Wood Theatre wishes to
express its appreciation to the many
friends of theatre at the University
who have generously assisted in the
presentation of "Mother Courage and
Her Children".
THE VANCOUVER SUN
THE VANCOUVER PROVINCE
VANCOUVER WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS
C.B.C, C.H.Q.M.
THE UBYSSEY
VANCOUVER RADIO STATIONS
THE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS OF
EXTENSION, MUSIC, PURCHASES,
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS, TRAFFIC
AND THE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
OFFICE
AVERY HUYGHE
YESTERYEAR'S ANTIQUES
THE FLEA MARKET
PLAYHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY
THE FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
presents
mother courage
and her children
A Chronicle of the Thirty Years War
by
Bertolt Brecht
English Version by Eric Bentley
Music by Paul Dessau
COMING EVENTS
January II - 22
Joy Coghill
in
HAPPY DAYS
by
Samuel Beckett
Directed by Klaus Strassmann
Designed by Donn Elliott
DIRECTED BY KLAUS STRASSMANN
SETTINGS & LIGHTING BY ARI ST IDES GAZETAS
COSTUMES BY JESSIE RICHARDSON
CONDUCTED BY PERCY PAVEY
November 19 - 27, 1965
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH C0LUM8
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE The Cast
Prolog
ue
Mother Courage
MARJORIE NELSON*
Kattrin
PATRICIA LUDWICK
Eilif
HARTMUT GALLANT
Swiss Cheese
VAHAN ISHKANIAN*
Scene
1
Recruiting Officer
DEREK McCOOEY
Protestant Sergeant
WILLIAM McWORTER
Scene
2
Cook
ROY COOPER*
Swedish Commander
MICHAEL IRWIN
Chaplain
ALLAN DOBBY*
Scene
3
Ordnance Officer
ELLIS PRYCE-JONES
Yvette
PATRICIA WILSON
Soldier with Cannon
BRIAN PAISLEY
One-Eye
DAVID PEARSON
Yvette's Colonel
STANLEY WEESE
Catholic Sergeant
KERRY WHITE
Scene
1
Regimental Clerk
STANLEY WEESE
Young Soldier
JAMES REID
Old Soldier
KERRY WHITE
Scene
5 Soldier with Fur Coat
ROBERT GRAHAM
Soldier without Loot
BRIAN PAISLEY
Peasant Woman
JOY WATSON
Peasant
DAVID PEARSON
Scene
6
Singing Soldier
BRIAN PAISLEY
Drunk Soldier
ROBERT GRAHAM
Scene 8
Young Man
OSCAR JOHVICAS
Old Woman
MYRTLE MacMILLAN
Yvette*s Servant
DONN ELLIOTT
Soldiers with Eilif
BRIAN PAISLEY
ROBERT GRAHAM
OSCAR JOHVICAS
DAVID PEARSON
Scene
10
Singer
MARIKO VAN CAMP EN
Scene
II
Lieutenant
JAMES REID
First Soldier
ROBERT GRAHAM
Second Soldier
OSCAR JOHVICAS
Third Soldier
DONN ELL I0n
Peasant Woman
MARGARET SORTEES
Peasant
KERRY WHITE
Young Peasant
BRIAN PAISLEY
Musicians:  Sharon Sim, John Rinforth, Susan Dunham,
Beverly Gilmore, Jean Block, Phillip
Adamson, Susan Baker
THE TIME:  During the Thirty Years War.
Prologue
Scene I
Scene 2
Scene 3
Scene 1
Scene 5
Scene 6
Scene 7
Scene 8
Scene 9
Scene 10
Scene 11
Scene 12
A highway in Sweden: Spring 1624
The tent of the Swedish Commander in
Poland: 1626
A camp in Poland:  1629
Outside the officer's tent: Poland 1629
A burning village-  Saxony 1631
Inside a canteen tent:  Bavaria 1632
The same
INTERVAL OF FIFTEEN MINUTES
A camp in Alsace1  1632
In front of a half-ruined parsonage:
Germany 1634
On the highway: Germany 1635
A farm outside Halle: January 1636
The same
MOTHER COURAGE:  SOME FACTS AND DATES:
Brecht left Germany after Hitler came to power and did not
return until World War II had ended.  During this period of
exile Brecht wrote his most mature works.  Apart from "Mother
Courage" he produced "The Life of Galileo", "The Good Woman
of Setzuan", "Puntila", "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui",
"The Visions of Simone Marchard", and "The Caucasian Chalk
Circle".
"Appearing by permission of Actors' Equity Association
FROM BRECHT'S NOTES ON MOTHER COURAGE:
Of the Peasant's War, which was the greatest
misfortune of German history, one may say that,
socially considered, it pulled the teeth of the
Reformation.  Its legacy was cynicism and business as usual. Mother Courage (let it be said
to help performances in the theatre) recognized,
as do her friends and guests and nearly everyone,
the purely commercial character of war:  this is
precisely what attracts her.  She believes in the
war to the end.  It never occurs to her that one
must have a big pair of scissors to take one's
cut out of the war.  Those who look on at catastrophes wrongly expect those involved to learn
something.  So long as the masses are the 'objects'
of politics they cannot regard what happens to them
as an experiment but only as a fate. They learn
as little from catastrophe as a scientist's rabbit
learns of biology.  It is not incumbent on the
playwright to give "Mother Courage" insight at the
end - she sees something, around the middle of the
play, at the close of the sixth scene, then loses
again what she has seen - his concern is that the
spectator should see...the big deals in war are
not made by the little people...war is a continuation of business by other means, making human
virtues fatal even to the virtuous...no sacrifice
is too great for combating war.
ABOUT MARJORIE NELSON:
Seattle born, Miss Nelson decided on a career in
the theatre at the early age of 10.  She appeared with the Seattle Repertory Playhouse before
she was invited to join the Actor's Lab in Hollywood where she acted and studied for several
years.  She was seen there professionally in many
plays, among them "Galileo" with Charles Laughton
and "The Banker's Daughter" opposite Lloyd Bridges.
In New York, Miss Nelson has been seen on television commercials and in such productions as the
memorable "World of Sholem Aleichem" on Broadway,
and under Jose Quintero's direction in "Our Town"
and "Camino Real". Most recently Miss Nelson acted
in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" with the Phoenix
Theatre and the yet to be released film "Lady Bug,
Lady Bug".

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