The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Study Guide

by Bertolt Brecht

The Caucasian Chalk Circle study guide contains a biography of Bertolt Brecht, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle begins with a Prologue that deals with a dispute over a valley. Two groups of peasants want to claim a valley that was abandoned during WW II when the Germans invaded. One group used to live in the valley and herded goats there. The other group is from a neighboring valley and hopes to plant fruit trees. A Delegate has been sent to arbitrate the dispute. The fruit growers explain that they have elaborate plans to irrigate the valley and produce a tremendous amount of food. The goat-herders claim the land based on the fact that they have always lived there. In the end, the fruit farmers get the valley because they will use the land better. The peasants then hold a small party and a Singer agrees to tell them the…

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