Mother Courage and Her Children is a play by Bertolt Brecht that takes place in the 1600s during the Thirty Years War. Mother Courage owns a canteen that sells goods to soldiers so she can support her children. Her child Elif enters the war but Mother Courage continues to follow the armies with her children. Her son Swiss Cheese, Elif and her Daughter, Kattrin are killed over the years, leaving Mother Courage alone to peddle her wares.

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