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    The Threepenny Opera (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Deceased Bertolt Brecht, Edited by John Willett, Edited by Professor Ralph Manheim, Translated by John Willett, Translated by Professor Ralph Manheim, Foreword by Nadine Gordimer, Introduction by Norman Roessler

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    DescriptionBrutal, 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.

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    The Threepenny Opera
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deceased Bertolt Brecht, Edited by John Willett, Edited by Professor Ralph Manheim, Translated by John Willett, Translated by Professor Ralph Manheim, Foreword by Nadine Gordimer, Introduction by Norman Roessler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 129
    Width: 166 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143105169
    ISBN 10: 0143105167

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    B&T General Subject: 630
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 89
    DC21: 832.912
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    B&T Approval Code: A24323030
    DC22: 832.912, 832/.912
    LC classification: PT2603.R397 D7513 2007
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    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    Penguin USA
    Publication date
    01 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Nadine Gordimer is the author of eleven previous novels, as well as collections of stories and essays. She has received many awards, including the Booker Prize (for The Conservationist in 1974) and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. She lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    Review quote
    ""The Threepenny Opera" and "Mother Courage" are the great plays of our time." -Lillian Hellman