By Bertolt Brecht,John Willett,Ralph Manheim,W. H. Auden,Gerhard Nellhaus,Chester Kallman
This moment quantity of Brecht's accumulated performs brings jointly a few of his so much glittering Berlin successes together with The Threepenny Opera, The upward push and Fall of town of Mahagonny, The Seven lethal Sins, Man Equals Man and The Elephant Calf. The Threepenny Opera is the tale of the mercurial beggar became entrepeneur Peachum and his battles with the legal Mac 'the Knife'; Mahagonny, an operatic satire looking for an American capitalist utopia; The Seven lethal Sins is a ballet with songs that predicts the downfall of the petty bourgeosie and was once first played because the Nazis deliberate their booklet burning workout. Man equals Man is an exploration of the idea of equality and The Elephant Calf is a play inside a play in keeping with an Indian folks story.
The translators comprise W H Auden and Chester Kallman, Ralph Manheim, Gerhard Nellhaus and John Willett. The translations are perfect for either examine and function. the amount is followed via an entire advent and notes through the sequence editor John Willett and comprises Brecht's personal notes and correct texts in addition to the entire vital textual variants.
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