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By Bertolt Brecht

The Caucasian Chalk Circle (German: Der Kaukasische Kreidekreis) is a play via the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. An instance of Brecht's epic theatre, the play is a parable a few peasant lady who rescues a toddler and turns into a greater mom than its filthy rich traditional mom and dad.

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When it was raining last night, I thought to myself, gloomy holidays! But this morning the sky was gay. I love a gay sky, a simple heart, Natella Abashwili. And little Michael is a governor from head to foot! Tititi! ) ' G O V E R N O R s W I F E : What do you think, Arsen, at last Georgi has decided to start building the east wing. All those wretched slums are to be torn down to make room for the garden. FAT P R I N C E : Good news after so much bad! What's the latest on the war, Brother Georgi?

The Caucasian Chalk Circle I 21 - The m istress has fainted! Someone must carry her down. - She m ust get away. - What about us? We'll be slaughtered like chickens, as always. - Goodness, what'll happen? There's bloodshed already in the city, they say. - Nonsense, the Governor has j ust been asked to appear at a Princes' meeting. All very correct. Everything'll be ironed out. I heard this on the best authority . . The two D O C T O R S rush into the courtyard. (trying to restrain the other): Niko Mikadze, it F I RS T DO C T O R is your duty as a doctor to attend Natella Abashwili .

S I M O N : The young lady has been inquiring about me? I 'm healthy, I have no dependents, I make ten pias ters a month , as paymaster twenty pi asters, and I'm asking - very sincereĀ­ ly - for your hand. G R U S H A : Simon Shashava , it suits me well. SIM O N : (taking from his neck a thin chain with a little cross on it): My mother gave me this cross, Grusha Vashnadze. The sIM o N chain is silver. Please wear it. The Caucasian Chalk Circle G RU S H A : s1MoN I 23 Many thanks, Simon. (hangs it round her neck): It would be better to go to the third courtyard now.

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