The threepenny opera / Bertolt Brecht ; foreword by Nadine Gordimer ; introduction to the Penguin classics ed. by Norm Roessler ; translated and edited with an introduction by Ralph Manheim and John Willett
- Penguin classics
- Language Note:
- Translated from German.
- Foreword / Nadine Gordimer -- Introduction to the Penguin classics edition / Norm Roessler -- Introduction / Ralph Manheim and John Willert -- The threepenny opera: Notes and Variants. Texts by Brecht ; Note by Kurt Weill ; Transcript ; Editorial Notes.
- "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.
- 9780143105169 (pbk.) and 0143105167 (pbk.)
- Source of Acquisition:
- Berks copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2010.
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