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Author Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.

Title The threepenny opera / Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Nadine Gordimer ; introduction to the Penguin classics ed. by Norman Roessler ; translated and edited with an introduction by Ralph Manheim and John Willett.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  832 BRECHT    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  832.912 BRECHT    Check Shelf
Description xlii, 129 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Summary "Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century." -- Book cover.
Language Translated from German.
Subject Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956. Dreigroschenoper.
Added Author Manheim, Ralph, 1907-1992.
Willett, John.
Gordimer, Nadine.
Added Title Dreigroschenoper. English
ISBN 9780143105169 paperback
0143105167 paperback
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