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Kurt Weill The Threepenny Opera

Autor: Kurt Weill
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521338882
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This is a book on the best known of the Weill-Brecht collaborations which explores the extent and significance of the composer's contribution. After a detailed reconstruction of the work's genesis and continued revision over three decades, Stephen Hinton examines the spin-offs on which Weill and Brecht participated: the instrumental suite, the film, the lawsuit, the novel, and the musical and textual revisions of songs. In a survey of the stage history, Hinton pays particular attention to pioneering productions in Germany and Great Britain. Kim Kowalke provides an exhaustive account of the history of The Threepenny Opera in America, Geoffrey Abbott addresses questions concerning authentic performance practice, and David Drew analyses large-scale motivic relationships in the music. Among the earliest writings on the work reprinted here, those by Theodor W. Adorno, Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin appear for the first time in English translation. The book contains numerous illustrations, a discography, and music examples.

A Study Guide For Bertolt Brecht S The Threepenny Opera

Autor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410360555
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A Study Guide for Bertolt Brecht's "The Threepenny Opera," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Threepenny Opera

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408176645
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Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a mock-Victorian Soho. It focuses on the feud between Macheaf - an amoral criminal - and his father in law, a racketeer who controls and exploits London's beggars and is intent on having Macheaf hanged. Despite the resistance by Macheaf's friend the Chief of Police, Macheaf is eventually condemned to hang until in a comic reversal the queen pardons him and grants him a title and land. With Kurt Weill's unforgettable music - one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz to the theatre - it became a popular hit throughout the western world. Published in Methuen Drama's Modern Classics series in a trusted translation by Ralph Manheim and John Willett, this edition features extensive notes and commentary including an introduction to the play, Brecht's own notes on the play, a full appendix of textual variants, a note by composer Kurt Weill, a transcript of a discussion about the play between Brecht and a theatre director, plus editorial notes on the genesis of the play.

The Threepenny Opera

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Arena Stage, Thomas Fichandler, executive director, Zelda Fichandler, producing director, Kenneth K. Kitch, associate executive director, Edwin Sherin, associate producing director presents "The Threepenny Opera," by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, adapted by Marc Blitzstein, directed by Donald Moreland in association with Zelda Fichandler, musical direction by Richard W. Dirksen, settings by John Conklin, costumes by Marjorie Slaiman, lighting by William Eggleston.

Brecht Collected Plays 2

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408177404
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Published by Methuen Drama, the collected dramatic works of Bertolt Brecht are presented in the most comprehensive and authoritative editions of Brecht's plays in the English language. This second volume of Brecht's Collected Plays brings together some of his most glittering Berlin successes including The Threepenny Opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, The Seven Deadly Sins, Man Equals Man and The Elephant Calf. The Threepenny Opera is the story of the mercurial beggar turned entrepeneur Peachum and his battles with the criminal Mac 'the Knife'; Mahagonny, an operatic satire on the search for an American capitalist utopia; The Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet with songs that predicts the downfall of the petty bourgeosie and was first performed as the Nazis planned their book burning exercise. Man equals Man is an exploration of the theory of equality and The Elephant Calf is a play within a play based on an Indian folk story. The translators include W H Auden and Chester Kallman, Ralph Manheim, Gerhard Nellhaus and John Willett. The translations are ideal for both study and performance. The volume is accompanied by a full introduction and notes by the series editor John Willett and includes Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as all the important textual variants.

Brecht And The Writer S Workshop

Autor: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474273300
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Brecht was never inclined to see any of his plays as completely finished, and this volume collects some of the most important theatrical projects and fragments that were always to remain 'works in progress'. Offering an invaluable insight into the writer's working methods and practices, the collection features the famous Fatzer as well as The Bread Store and Judith of Shimoda, along with other texts that have never before been available in English. Alongside the familiar, 'completed' plays, Brecht worked on many ideas and plans which he never managed to work up even once for print or stage. In pieces like Fleischhacker, Garbe/Büsching and Jacob Trotalong we see how such projects were abandoned or interrupted or became proving grounds for ideas and techniques. The works collated here span over thirty years and allow the reader to follow Brecht's creative process as he constantly revised his work to engage with new contexts. This treasure-trove of new discoveries is also annotated with dramaturgical notes to present readable and useable texts for the theatre. The volume is edited by Tom Kuhn and Charlotte Ryland, with the translation and dramaturgical edition of each play provided by a team of experienced writers, scholars and translators.

Commodities Of Desire

Autor: Christiane Schönfeld
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571131980
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The first collection of essays treating exclusively the figure of the prostitute in modern German literature.

The Partnership

Autor: Pamela Katz
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 0307744167
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Among the most creative and outsized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that sizzling yet decadent epoch between the Great War and the Nazis' rise to power, were the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. These two young geniuses and the three women vital to their work—actresses Lotte Lenya and Helene Weigel and writer Elizabeth Hauptmann—joined talents to create the theatrical and musical masterworksThe Threepenny Opera and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, only to split in rancor as their culture cracked open and their aesthetic and temperamental differences became irreconcilable.The Partnership is the first book to tell the full story of Brecht and Weill's impulsive, combustible partnership, the compelling psychological drama of one of the most important creative collaborations of the past century. It is also the first book to give full credit where it is richly due to the three women whose creative gifts contributed enormously to their masterworks. And it tells the thrilling and iconic story of artistic daring entwined with sexual freedom during the Weimar Republic's most fevered years, a time when art and politics and society were inextricably mixed.

The Cambridge Companion To Brecht

Autor: Peter Thomson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521424851
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This Companion offers students crucial guidance on Brecht's theatrical career from beginning to end, bringing together the contrasting views of major critics and active practitioners to offer a provocative overview. The nineteen newly-commissioned essays place Brecht's creative work in its historical and biographical context, with separate essays on seven major plays, on the poetry, the theatrical theories, the use of music, the innovations in stage design, the ways of working with actors and his hugely influential career with the Berliner Ensemble.

Bertolt Brecht

Autor: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811639X
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Critical essays cover Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Good Woman of Sezuan, Galileo, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.