The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

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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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  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Format: Paperback | 129 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 193mm x 8mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143105167
  • ISBN 13: 9780143105169
  • Sales rank: 76,231

Product description

The Threepenny Opera is Bertolt Brecht's savage satire on the bourgeois Weimar Republic, and his most performed and studied play. Edited and translated by Ralph Manheim and John Willett, this student edition contains commentary, analysis and context, as well as the full text of the play. One of the major dramatists of the twentieth century, Bertolt Brecht's plays include The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and her Children and The Caucasian Chalk Circle, He died in 1956.

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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.

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""The Threepenny Opera" and "Mother Courage" are the great plays of our time." -Lillian Hellman