TITLE

Brecht's Gestic Vision for Opera: Why the Shock of Recognition Is More Powerful in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny than in The Three Penny Opera

AUTHOR(S)
Hilliker, Rebecca; Rennert, Hellmut Hal
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama & Theater: An American ;2004, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
An essay from the book "Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater: An American Reception 1977-1999" is presented. It compares "The Three Penny Opera" and "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny," both of which are operas written by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. In both operas, Weill and Brecht provide a vision of capitalistic corruption and morality. A greater suspense is present in Mahagonny, which was created in the process than in awaiting the outcome. "The Three Penny Opera" had transformed traditional music by making it commonplace for the audience.
ACCESSION #
19288494

 

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