The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Discuss the effectiveness of using a play within a play in the play The Caucasian Chalk Circle

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The Heads-Off Game played by Michael,Fat Boy, Biggest Boy and Girl by the stream foreshadows death of Fat Prince.

The mock trial in court in which Azdak pauses as Grand Duke and,'defendant',to answer charges of instigating war and running it badly, exposes abuse and misuse of power by the rulling class.

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Bertolt Brecht; The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Act 3 pg 58 features the Heads-Off Game. Act 4,pgs 72,73 and 74 of the mock trial.

The Heads-Off Game played by Michael,Fat Boy, Biggest Boy and Girl by the stream foreshadows death of Fat Prince.

The mock trial in court in which Azdak pauses as Grand Duke and,'defendant',to answer charges of instigating war and running it badly, exposes abuse and misuse of power by the rulling class.

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Bertolt Brecht; The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Act 3 pg 58 features the Heads-Off Game. Act 4,pgs 72,73 and 74 of the mock trial.

Heads off game foreshadows death of the fat prince

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Caucasian chalk circle pg 58

Makes use of the singer;Eg in the noble child the singer has to explain the atmosphere of the caucasian city

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pg 13.......act on the noble child

ensures the use of poetic language eg use of quotation in the recitation and also introduces a play within a play.........

by use of songs,the narrater explains what is going to happens next