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The American Goethe Society of Washington, DC is a literary and cultural organization founded to promote and encourage the study and enjoyment of German culture, including literature, language, art, music, and philosophy.

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American Goethe Society 
Literature/Philosophy Lecture
Wednesday, February 4, 6:45 pm
Goethe-Institut, GoetheForum
812 7th Street, Washington, DC
Brecht and the Bible:
Mother Courage and her Children

Lecture by Dr. G. Ronald Murphy,
Professor of German, Georgetown University

Many productions of Mother Courage and her Children fail because they do not get to the heart of this play and its fear of death prevailing over life. Brecht is also sold short when his work is treated simply as an anti-war protest. Professor Murphy will take a careful look at the biblical allusions and the underlying structure, based on the seasonal passage of time, which reveal the feelings that give the play life. (In English)

AGS lectures are free and open to the public. Each will be followed by refreshments. 

Advance registration is required.
RSVP to Brigitte Fessenden – or 443-542-2263

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