Dreigroschenoper, Die (‘The Threepenny Opera’)
- Stephen Hinton
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 ...