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Book Information: Threepenny Opera, the

Threepenny Opera, the (1928) [Play]
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The Threepenny Opera was Brecht's first and greatest commercial success, and it remains one of his best-loved and most-performed plays. Based on John Gay's eighteenth-century Beggar's Opera, the play is set in Victorian England's Soho but satirizes the bourgeois society of the Weimar Republic through its wry love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath. With Kurt Weill's music, which was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, it became a popular hit throughout the Western world.

Original title: Die Dreigroschenoper
Original languages: German

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Genre: Drama and PlaysGerman

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     From the Modern Repertoire: Series One (1949) [Anthology]
      Authors: T. S. Eliot , William Butler Yeats , Federico García Lorca , Bertolt Brecht , Carl Sternheim , Arthur Schnitzler , Jean Cocteau , Georg Büchner , Alfred de Musset , Henry Becque
This work is an imitation of the following works :
     Beggar's Opera, the (1728) [Play]
      Author: John Gay

Edition #1: The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera (1960)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Eric Bentley Desmond Vesey
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The Threepenny Opera (1964)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0394174720
Pages: 110

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