Mother Courage

Mother Courage (German Mutter Courage) is a character from a Grimmelshausen novel Lebensbeschreibung der Ertzbetrügerin und Landstörtzerin Courasche (The Runagate Courage) dating from around 1670. The character had played a cameo role in Der abentheuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch (1668).

The Bertolt Brecht play Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder (Mother Courage and Her Children) gave her currency in the 20th century. Mother Courage is cast as a walking contradiction by Brecht. She is torn between protecting her children from the war and making a profit out of the war.

Cúruisce (Courasche) appears in Ireland as a fictional character in Darach Ó Scolaí's Irish language novel An Cléireach. After travelling from Flanders in the company of a junior officer in the Tyrone regiment she serves in 1650 as a camp follower in the regiment of colonel Edmund O'Flaherty in the Royalist army.


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... Born in 1930 to a recently widowed British-born mother on a farm in rural South Africa, P.K ... leads a simple life initially learning the ways of England from his mother and the ways of Africa from his Zulu nanny (Nomadlozi Kubheka), whose son Tonderai is his best ... everything changes for the worse when the cattle are struck down by plague, causing his mother to have a nervous breakdown ...
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... Tony Award-winning musical Urinetown, the character of Penelope Pennywise is roughly based on Mother Courage ... The rock band My Chemical Romance created the character Mother War for their third album The Black Parade ... Mother War's song, "Mama", is influenced by themes from Mother Courage and Her Children, including the effect of war on personal morals ...
Mother Courage And Her Children
... Mother Courage and Her Children (German Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder) is a play written in 1939 by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht (1898 ... Mother Courage is considered by some to be the greatest play of the 20th century, and perhaps also the greatest anti-war play of all time ...

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