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Bertolt Brecht - The Three Penny Opera () - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. a Malthouse Melbourne and Victorian Opera production of. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's. THE THREEPENNY OPERA. Text by Raimondo Cortese. Lyrics by. Format: PDF eBook (Watermarked) About The Threepenny Opera Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera.
OED def. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press t Alban Berg: Lulu. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press These small volumes are the latest in a Cambridge University Press series about composers and their works, each oeuvre treated in a separate book. Hinton and Jarman provide the fascinating background history to the gestation of Weill's The Threepenny Opera and Berg's Lulu, respectively.
The musicological analysis is sensibly aimed at showing the synchronicity between stage action and musical dynamics, meant to underscore the dramatic highlights. In their conciseness, both volumes are well crafted, and they are doubtless of value to musicologists as well as to general historians of culture.
The scenes, from the world of petty criminals and prostitutes of London, were moved to the twentieth century so that Brecht and Weill could justify their overt criticism of what they perceived as social injustices engendered by modern capitalism.
This opera, which was first perfonncd in Berlin in , had only a short run in its home country Gennany, because in the National Socialist regime banned it from every stage.
Its world Book Reviews success came decades laler, after Weill's death in New York, via international stage productions and several adaptations for film. Hinton's own very painstaking chronicle of the genesis of this opera and ils first perfonnanccs is supplemented by a trenchant account of its subsequent fai lures and successes internationally, with particular emphasis on the United States, authored by Kim H.
Kowalke, the well known expert on Kurt Weill. Apart from the fascinating details about the opera itscJf, what both Hinton and Kowalke make clear is the severity of the falling-out between Brecht and Weill after the opera's completion , an estrangement of, eventually, two emigres themselves estranged from their origins and barely able to strike roots elsewhere.
In this increasingly acrimonious relationship, Brecht appears by far the more vicious. I'll bash your head through your kidneys with your 'dear Polly'. So to cut a long story short I'll show you what your husband will do in that situation. Shut your trap. Thank you. Have you ever heard the like?
I swear. Speaking as a bride. Shut up. Dear madam. Ssstl Permit us. And how often does it happen that I leave you to do something on your own? And when I do you start by upsetting my wife. We only wanted to bring the most valuable stuff. I don't like that.
MAC sharplY: Get the legs sawn off this harpsichord! Go on! Bill Lawgen and Mary Syer Were made man and wife a week ago.. Look at that wood! Really first class. That posh talk don't half make me sick. Permit us. It couldn't happen today. The gang comes back. SuddenlY Mac with a deft movement sends Matthew to the floor. A rosewood harpsichord and no chairs. It could be worse.
They'll be escorting the Queen back to town for Friday's Coronation. Two knives and fourteen forks! One knife per chair.
The mounted police are all sure to be in Daventry. Haven't you any sense of style? Fancy not knowing the differencebetween Chippendale and Louis Quatorze. Act One Scene 2 couple has to sit on the floor! Use your heads! For once I'm having a wedding. May I now ask the gentlemen to take off those filthy rags and put on some decent clothes?
This isn't just anybody's wedding. I say. But now bring out your wedding present. I didn't mean us to He unveils an enormous Chippendale grlZ11Jjatherclock. Go on. It's wonderful. Am I supposed to think of everything myself? I'm not asking you to put on an opera. I think it's nice. I find it most distressing. I respect Kitty too much. Mr Matt of the Mint.
The other day I meet Low-Dive Jenny.
What's a difference of opinion between friends? Kitty's as good as the next girl. Thank you kindly. You get that every day at Mac the Knife's. Nobody's letting you down. Matthew has risen i standing behind PollY. Instead of seeing you people wade straight into the trough.
The salmon is marvellous. NED All sit down to the weddingftast. I bet you've never eaten anything like it. I'm driven snow. That's what I've always said: Mac is the right match for a girl with a feeling for higher things. Couldn't somebody sing something?
Something splendiferous? That's a first-class word. Think about it. Having to see trash like this around you on the day of your marriage. What do you say to this? Mac looks at him. Oh well. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings on this festive occasion.
Forget it. Fine wedding. You wouldn't have thought your husband's friends would let him down. Do you think Lucy didn't tell me the things you've told her?
Compared to that. I would have liked something from the heart. There was supposed to be a bucket of foie gras. What a situation to be in! It's MAC: JAKE while the others start selling the table: Trust me to come empty-handed again. How kind of you. Another bit of filth. Words fail me. Don't bolt your eggs like that. He sits down in embarrassment under JAKE: MAC Mac's withering glance. But Jimmy ate it on the way.
You've landed in the honey pot all right. That's what other people do on this sort of occasion. IntenselY to Pol! Believe me. It doesn't matter in the least"Mr Crook-finger Jake. I never use filthy language with her.
But maybe you wouldn't understand that. They pull him away. Beautiful dishes. The great thing is to get started. This is the best food you'll taste today. The plover's eggs are from Selfridge's. Cut it out. Here are the boys flinging presents right and left. But you might have arranged for something else besides stuffing your bellies and making filthy jokes.
We don't talk about holes in polite society. It's enough to make your hair stand on end. And besides. You're a fine one to talk about filth. As I was saying to Lucy only yesterday. I'm so happy. Savoy Hotel. JAKE embarrassed: Be nice if you'd do a little number.
How about Bill Lawgen and Mary Syer? Do you know what your wife's up to? Do you like her sleeping round like that? Nol Three cheers for the happy couple: Have you boys got the least idea what that is? A human being or a human pee-ing? I want you to think of it as filthy. I'm on my way.
Mr Jake? And with the knife you are eating the trout. Is that all? Penurious I chokes again: Penurious is the word. I only meant no gusto. Walter boy. Three men rise and sing hesitantlY. This is a little bar. Bill Lawgen might be just the thing. This is the bucket and this is the rag she washed the glasses with. Eating his fish with a knife I Anybody who does that is just a plain swine. I find you in a lowly hut. A fine joke on a day like this if all the wedding guests were pulled in.
Billy Lawgen told me recently Just one part of her will do for me. What were you saying. The main thing I wanted to say really was nothing at all. Has it got to be a miserable gloomy day like any other? And come to think of it. The cops! Tiger Brown! Did you ever see the like of it. Where you are sitting. Reverend Kimball! SO I've found you after all. Do you want something? Salt perhaps. She was washing the glasses. You'll have your hands full. I myself will sing a little song.
Let's have it. And what have you got on your plate? A trout. She stood behind it morning and night. The swine. Good evening. I'm always putting my foot in it. Who's going to come here anyway?
JIMMY rusbes in: A knife. It's incredible. I suppose you want me to attend to that myself too? Do you want me on this day of days to guard the door so you lot can stuff your bellies at my expense?
What do you mean at your expense? Stow it. Property of the Duke of Devonshire.. What have you got in your hand. Mr Walter! So you won't sing a song. You did that marvellously. When a bed's to be made I make it. But It s wasted on trash like this. She starts pretending to wash glasses.
PO LLY: And another says. And that ship with eight sails and All its fifty guns loaded Will lay siege to the town. And a ship with eight sails and All its fifty guns loaded Has tied up at the quay. And now I'll begin.
Jenny the pirate's bride? Very nice. And that ship with eight sails and All its fifty guns loaded Will run up its flag. You can laugh too. They'll look inside each doorway and grab anyone they see And put him in irons and then bring him to me And they'll ask: In that noonday heat there'll be a hush round the harbour As they ask which has got to die. They say: You may tip me with a penny.
And you'll hear me as I softly answer: I'm afraid And they still have no idea who I am. Just one tatty old hotel will be left standing safe and sound And they'll ask: Then there'll be a lot of people milling round the hotel And they'll ask: And they'll see me as I leave the door next morning And they'll say: III tomers were sitting laughing at her. Still washing up glasses. And they'll ask: Then you gents. Three lamps are loweredfrom above on a pole. But one of these evenings there will be explosions from the harbour.
But one of these evenings there will be screams from the harbour And they'll ask: And they'll see me smiling as I do the glasses And they'll say: And their penny is accepted. The way the missus puts it acrossl MAC: What do you mean nice? It's not nice. The organ is lit up. Jenny the pirate'S bride? And a hundred men will land in the bright midday sun Each stepping where the shadows fall. The gang is makingfun of the parson. I think.
What you got on your plate. It's Tiger Brown himself. He's a dirty dog. Be seated. Johnny found his whisky too warm And Jim found the weather too balmy But Georgie took them both by the arm And said: And these are my friends.
SOare they. Anybody who does that is just a plain. Moving from place to place When they come face to face With a different breed of fellow Whose skin is black or yellow They quick as winking chop him into beefsteak tartare. That's Crook-fingered Jake. Two knives. It'll be the drop for us! Brown enters. BROWN pained: I'm here unofficially. Polly and gentlemen! I don't like you playacting. Sit down. You know who I mean. I'm delighted to meet myoId friend Mac's charming wife. Let me introduce my wife.
And with that knife you are eating the salmon. I haven't much time. Slaps him on the back. They sit down on the table.
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Do you understand me.. Laughter at the table. Tiger Brown. Don't mention it. The troops live under The cannon's thunder The bandits creep awtfY. In an undertone to Polly: Does it have to be somebody else's stable?
J AKE: I'm glad you could come to old Mac's wedding. But Jackie. They come in with their hands up. I imagine you've seen them all before. What you got in your hand. Not that the army gave a bugger who they were When confronting some heathen commotion.
The sheriff in person. He calls them. Mac always has some iron in the fire that the rest of us don't even suspect. The gang go out. Do you know. John is a write-off and Jimmy is dead And they shot poor old Georgie for looting But young men's blood goes on being red And the army goes on recruiting.
I'm glad you've come. From the Oriental Carpet Company. If he tries to make trouble for me. Castor and Pollux. I knew it. And now comes the piece de resistance. Mac enters. I've really got so much on my plate. He takes Brown by the arm. But we have our own little iron in the fire. You see. All go IIpstage bebind the carpet that concealssomething.
I had to have you here today. Moving from place to place When they come face to face With a different breed of fellow Whose skin is black or ydlow They quick as winking chop him into beefsteak tartare. I hope it's not awkward for you in your position? You know. Without them man is a mere beast of burden. I must admit I couldn't repress a certain Though life with its raging torrent has carried us boyhood friends far apart. I've taken care of that. See here.
There's nothing whatsoever on record against you at Scotland Yard. I call that real friendship. Aren't you fellows going to stand up? Best of luck. Bllt at 'his name was one thing she'd rather like to know' Matthew pulls down the carpet and all go on with the song.
And now we shall quietly take our leave. And now the time has come for softer sentiments. Seldom have I. Hector and Andromache. Genuine Shiraz. Goes Ollt accompanied by Mac. I must be going.
Good night. In the doorwf! That's where I still kept my head screwed on And I chose to take it slow. The first one that came was a man of Kent And all that a man ought to be. Feel my heart beating.
I see it. And as they'd got money And all seemed nice chaps And their workday shirts were white as snow And as they knew how to treat a girl with due respect Each time I told them: To the right Peachum and Mrs Peachum.
Three lamps are loweredfrom above on a pole and the signs sf! That's where you must keep your head screwed on And insist on going slow. And if he'd got money And seemed a nice chap And his workday shirts were white as snow And if he knew how to treat a girl with due respect I'd have to tell him: Peachum's Outfitting Emporium for Beggars.
To Peachum. Where'er you go I shall be with you. And where you stay. That's as far as things can go.
The second one owned three ships down at Wapping And the third was crazy about me. For love will endure or not endure Regardless of where we are. First you rig her fore and aft in dresses and hats and gloves and parasols.
I once used to think. Are you really married? I feel it. If you're immoral enough to get married. Go ahead. SO she's really got married! My head is swimming.
That'll cost you dear one of these days I I ought to have seen it coming. A glass of Cordial Medoc. Examining thefourth: Of course natural scabies is never as good as the artificial kind. But look after your equipment!
This one will do. What got into you? This is our reward for all we've done. And as he'd got no money And was not a nice chap And his Sunday shirts. If I give away my daughter. I could cut off my real leg. Act One Scene 3 II9 winter on one log of wood.
Leather is no good. That's delightful. I'd think twice about giving away the dirt under my fingernails. To a notorious criminal.
In five minutes I can turn any man into such a pitiful wreck it would make a dog weep to see him. Ohl She faints. If I wanted crap like this. But then one day. What do you fellows want anyway? Is it my fault if people have hearts of flint? I can't make you five stumps. That will put her back on her feet. Throws down the stump. I'm making a complaint. Polly brings in a bottle of Cordial MMoc. That's the time my head was not screwed on And to hell with going slow. Then why don't I take as much money as the others?
What do you expect? It's as good a stump as any other. I'm going mad. I 18 The Threepenny Opera Oh. Is it my fault if people don't weep? Here's another stump for you if one's not enough. My mother can take twice as much when she's not quite herself. To thefifth: You're a sight I You've been eating again. I'll have to make an example of you. I'm going to faint. That's lovely. So she's associating with criminals. Come to think of it.
You see what you've done to your mother. That's the only consolation your poor mother has left. During the wholescenesheloolesvery happy.
Even as a child she had a swollen head like the Queen of England. Quick I Associating with criminals. To the third: That swelling is going down and it's your last. Now we'll have to start all over again.
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I've been into it. Only an artist can tug at anybody's heart strings nowadays. Then I'm an exception. What's this sheriff called? He's called Brown. But I love him. Is he particularly handsome? Just let me attend to that.. But he makes a living. Mac will go to the Old Bailey of his own accord sooner than meet any of those ladies.
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POLLY has been listening behind the door: Dear Mama. The sheriff and Public Enemy No. Act One Scene 3 Mr Peachum. But they won't turn him in.. They're boyhood friends. But my husband. Don't strain my patience. How can I think of divorce? Papa dear. But love is the finest thing in the world. He is not only a first-class burglar but a far-sighted and experienced stick-up man as well. The beggarsgo out. Every time they drank a cocktail together. Nor can 1. He can support me. POL LY: That'll earn us forty pounds.
And even if he did go to the Old Bailey. Then I'm going to tan your behind.
Two birds with one stone. I'll go to Turnbridge right away and talk to the girls. Because to him he's just dear old Jackie. I can tell you that. A few successful ventures and we shall be able to retire to a little house in the country just like that Mr Shakespeare father admires so much.
You're fired. Oh yes. I'll have the same again. You just haven't any ideas! Obviously I can't extend your engagement. It's quite simple. Money rules the world. Only we've got to find out where he's holed up. One more word out of you and you'll get a clip on the ear. Run along. You're married. Because everyone who has reason to fear him calls him Tiger Brown. Is that so hard to figure out? I don't know what you're talking about. I really haven't eaten anything much. When he's hanged. I I Anyway.
I won't let my love be taken away from me. In love! Those damn books you've been reading have turned your head. But you probably know him as Tiger Brown. I can tell you the exact amount of his savings to date. If you fellows performed properly. PollY goes out. I'm just abnormally fat. Again to the secondbeggar: My dear man. Report him to the sheriff. What does a girl do when she's married?
Use your head. I can't help it. Quite right. Give us a couple of hours. For the villainy of the world is great. And gratitude: How I want what's best for you How I'd teach you airs and graces Show you things and take you places As a mother likes to do.
You think that loyalty's no disgrace? But say your wife is close to you And finds she's barely making do She'll kick you smartly in the face. Out of the question in our case. Let's say your brother's close to you But if there's not enough for two He'll kick you smartly in the face. On the signs is written: Before the week is out. But do we know of anything suggesting That when a thing's a right one gets it?
Nol To get one's rights would be most interesting But our condition's such it can't be so. The world is poor. All that is left is your scar. Am I reaching for the sky? All I'm asking from this place is To enjoy a man's embraces. Is that aiming much too high? Man has a right. Song lighting. Let's give our wealth away: Once all are good His Kingdom is at hand Where blissfully we'll bask in His pure light.
All three step forward and sing the first finale. To see his whores. Who wouldn't like an earthly paradise? Yet our condition's such it can't arise. To get one's record straight would be elating But our condition's such it can't be so. Let's practise goodness: But sadly on this planet while we're waiting The means are meagre and the morals low. Between Tuesday evening and Thursday morning Mr Macheath.
He takes what he pleases. Such are the basic rights of man's existence. Who's Mac the Knife?
Get ready. And you're going to Turnbridge. Mac the Knife takes leave of his wife and flees from his father-in-law to the heaths of Highgate. All they talked about was hanging. Which means He has us in a trap: The whole damn thing's a load of crap.
Come here. I don't like it when you're moody. I've been to see Brown. There's nothing on record against me at Scotland Yard. The stable. That's what you're all ignoring That's what's so bloody boring. I don't even know if I can get them straight. Perhaps there wasn't yesterday. And so will all the human race. You must pack right away. You've killed two shopkeepers.
We should aim high instead of low But our condition's such this can't be so. That's why He's got us in a trap And why it's all a load of crap. I've brought the charges with me. You're a dreadful man. And in Winchester you seduced two sisters under the age of consent. I'm so frightened. You and I have got better things to do than pack. I'm afraid I'm obliged to take a little trip.
Five thirty. What did Brown say? I'll give him a rise. Should I let them go? I don't like having to pay the rent. I'll do as I'm done by. This is a list of the personnel.. How can you look them in the eye when you've written them off and they're as good as hanged?
How can you shake hands with them? With who? Robert the Saw.Song name, show musical , composer, lyricist, character who sings it Gilbert- lyrics and script, Sullivan- music 1 Pirates of Penzance 1.
Worrying about me when they're after you like bloodhounds. And what furniture I Junk I You have a perfect right to be angry.
Well, it's this way, Mr Peachum, yesterday there was an unpleasant little incident in Highland Street. I could cut off my real leg. Embraceable You 3. We did all we could. The Pitiful Blind Man. The gang comes back. This student edition includes in-depth commentary, notes and questions for study to contextualise the work and allow students expand their understanding of Brecht's classic play.
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