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12.01.2010 | | Posted at 09:32 AM

Meryl Streep Does Bertolt Brecht

By David Luhrssen
Meryl Streep is an actress of astonishing range, fully inhabiting characters in films as different as Sophie�s Choice and Mama Mia. In Theater of War, a documentary on the 2006 New York production of Mother Courage and Her Children, we watch as Streep rehearses her role as the title character�a cynical and tragically sympathetic profiteer in Bertolt Brecht�s play about the folly of war. Streep...