Kurt Weill: The Threepenny Opera

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Author: Kurt Weill

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521338882

Category: Music

Page: 229

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This is a book on the best known of the Weill-Brecht collaborations which explores the extent and significance of the composer's contribution. After a detailed reconstruction of the work's genesis and continued revision over three decades, Stephen Hinton examines the spin-offs on which Weill and Brecht participated: the instrumental suite, the film, the lawsuit, the novel, and the musical and textual revisions of songs. In a survey of the stage history, Hinton pays particular attention to pioneering productions in Germany and Great Britain. Kim Kowalke provides an exhaustive account of the history of The Threepenny Opera in America, Geoffrey Abbott addresses questions concerning authentic performance practice, and David Drew analyses large-scale motivic relationships in the music. Among the earliest writings on the work reprinted here, those by Theodor W. Adorno, Ernst Bloch and Walter Benjamin appear for the first time in English translation. The book contains numerous illustrations, a discography, and music examples.

Drama for Students

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Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787627539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Alphabetical entries include an introduction, plot summary, author biography, character analysis, and critical overview of style and historical context

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History

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Author: Donker Van Heel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317456319

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1938

Peter deLeon argues that while it is often individuals who actually engage in political corruption, it is the US political system that condones or encourages such actions. Once this perspective is recognised, one can begin to understand ways in which the costs of corruption might be alleviated.

Drama for Students

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Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787627553

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Alphabetical entries include an introduction, plot summary, author biography, character analysis, and critical overview of style and historical context

Dictionary of World Biography

Sixth edition

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Author: Barry Jones

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 176046287X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 961

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations

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Author: Elizabeth Knowles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199208956

Category: Reference

Page: 479

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More than five thousand quotations, that range in time from Scott's Antarctic expedition in 1912 to the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, are gathered in a comprehensive, updated resource that evokes a fascinating picture of the social, political, cultural, and scientific highlights of modern times.