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Dreigroschenoper, Die (‘The Threepenny Opera’)locked

  • Stephen Hinton

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Play with music in a prologue and three acts by kurt Weill (music), bertolt Brecht (book) and Elisabeth Hauptmann (translation) after John Gay’ s the Beggar’s opera ; Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 31 August 1928.

First came the idea of adaptation. Having been alerted to the huge success of Sir Nigel Playfair’s revival of John Gay’s ...

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