History Theatre / TheThreePennyOpera

28th Dec '15 4:44:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Twopenny Opera (It's One Cheaper)'', a ConceptAlbum by TheTigerLillies.

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* ''The Twopenny Opera (It's One Cheaper)'', a ConceptAlbum by TheTigerLillies.Music/TheTigerLillies.
24th Nov '15 11:41:27 PM PaulA
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* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' by Music/NickCave, starring Andy Serkis (upcoming).

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* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' ''The Threepenny Opera'' by Music/NickCave, starring Andy Serkis (upcoming).
3rd Jul '15 4:30:33 AM Solle
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* Music/TomWaits covered "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" on his album ''Music/OrphansBrawlersBawlersAndBastards''.
3rd Jul '15 4:29:21 AM Solle
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The only problem in his plan is Jonathan Peachum, who not only hates Macheath, but will do ''anything'' to get his daughter back -- after all, she's valuable goods, and he's invested a lot of time and money in her proper upbringing. Peachum devises a plan to blackmail Tiger Brown and convince him to arrest Macheath. Since the Queen's coronation is due in a few days, Brown has his hands full trying to keep the beggars off the streets. Which Peachum decides to use to his advantage in blackmailing Brown: imagine thousands of beggars, crawling out of the gutters, crowding around the Queen...

Mack tries to flee, but can't shake his Thursday habit at Jenny's brothel and is consequently arrested by a reluctant Brown. And when Lucy Brown shows up, apparently married to Macheath and pretending to be pregnant, Polly starts to realize that the marriage was a huge mistake.

The play is a scathing commentary on the evils of capitalism and has been notoriously misinterpreted by audiences worldwide, who consider Macheath the ''good guy''. As a TakeThat, Brecht went on to write the scathingly satirical ''Literature/ThreepennyNovel'' (1934), in which Macheath's popularity [[GodwinsLaw is compared to that of Hitler]] and Polly is madly in love with the idea of a suave, gorgeous Macheath (and sorely disappointed when he turns out to be a old bald bastard).

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The only problem in his plan is Jonathan Peachum, who not only hates Macheath, but will do ''anything'' to get his daughter back -- after all, she's valuable goods, and he's invested a lot of time and money in her proper upbringing. Peachum devises a plan to blackmail Tiger Brown and convince him to arrest Macheath. Since the Queen's coronation is due in a few days, Brown has his hands full trying to keep the beggars off the streets. Which Peachum decides to use to his advantage in blackmailing Brown: imagine thousands of beggars, crawling out of the gutters, crowding around the Queen... \n\n Mack tries to flee, but can't shake his Thursday habit at Jenny's brothel and is consequently arrested by a reluctant Brown. And when Lucy Brown shows up, apparently married to Macheath and pretending to be pregnant, Polly starts to realize that the marriage was a huge mistake.

The play is was intended as a scathing commentary on the evils of capitalism and has been notoriously misinterpreted by audiences worldwide, who consider Macheath the ''good guy''. As a TakeThat, Brecht went on to write the scathingly satirical ''Literature/ThreepennyNovel'' (1934), in which Macheath's popularity [[GodwinsLaw is compared to that of Hitler]] and Polly is madly in love with the idea of a suave, gorgeous Macheath (and sorely disappointed when he turns out to be a old bald bastard).
3rd Jul '15 4:28:51 AM Solle
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Things turn out alright for Mack and Polly, though. Just when Mack's about to be hung, Peachum announces that they're going with a different ending: the Queen's Messenger arrives to knight Macheath and grant him and Polly eternal wealth. But as the crowd is cheering, Peachum bitterly steps forward to explain that real life doesn't simply provide happy endings. When criminals become bourgeois and the bourgeoisie becomes criminal, beggars die, the poor are trampled into invisibility, while the rich get richer and attention. Curtain.

The play has been notoriously misinterpreted by audiences worldwide, who consider Macheath the ''good guy''. As a TakeThat, Brecht went on to write the scathingly satirical ''Literature/ThreepennyNovel'' (1934), in which Macheath's popularity [[GodwinsLaw is compared to that of Hitler]] and Polly is madly in love with the idea of a suave, gorgeous Macheath (and sorely disappointed when he turns out to be a old bald bastard).

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Things turn out alright for Mack and Polly, though. Just when Mack's about to be hung, Peachum announces that they're going with a different ending: the Queen's Messenger arrives to knight Macheath and grant him and Polly eternal wealth. But as the crowd is cheering, Peachum bitterly steps forward to explain that real life doesn't simply provide happy endings. When criminals become bourgeois and the bourgeoisie becomes criminal, beggars die, the poor are trampled into invisibility, while the rich get richer and attention. Curtain.

The play is a scathing commentary on the evils of capitalism and has been notoriously misinterpreted by audiences worldwide, who consider Macheath the ''good guy''. As a TakeThat, Brecht went on to write the scathingly satirical ''Literature/ThreepennyNovel'' (1934), in which Macheath's popularity [[GodwinsLaw is compared to that of Hitler]] and Polly is madly in love with the idea of a suave, gorgeous Macheath (and sorely disappointed when he turns out to be a old bald bastard).
3rd Jul '15 4:27:35 AM Solle
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The play centers around the marriage of Polly Peachum (daughter of "Beggar King" Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum) to notorious gangster, rapist, and aspiring gentleman Macheath (better known as Mack the Knife). Despite his notoriety, Mack has completely outsourced his crimes to his gang, and lives on his reputation alone. He's is best friends with his old army buddy Jack "Tiger" Brown, the London chief of police, whose daughter Lucy he's dating on the side. He's also chummy with his former live-in girlfriend Spelunken-Jenny, a whore he still visits on Thursdays (hey -- a gentleman is entitled to his habits). And he's got great plans: instead of robbing banks and stabbing men, he now wants to ''found'' a bank and ''hire'' men. After all, true grand scale thievery can only be done by the bourgeoisie. Mack is ready to climb out of the criminal slums and into criminal nobility. And Polly is just the right kind of wife to have by his side for it.

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The play centers around the marriage of Polly Peachum (daughter of "Beggar King" Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum) to notorious gangster, alleged rapist, and aspiring gentleman Macheath (better known as Mack the Knife). Despite his notoriety, Mack has completely outsourced his crimes to his gang, and lives on his reputation alone. He's is best friends with his old army buddy Jack "Tiger" Brown, the London chief of police, whose daughter Lucy he's dating on the side. He's also chummy with his former live-in girlfriend Spelunken-Jenny, a whore he still visits on Thursdays (hey -- a gentleman is entitled to his habits). And he's got great plans: instead of robbing banks and stabbing men, he now wants to ''found'' a bank and ''hire'' men. After all, true grand scale thievery can only be done by the bourgeoisie. Mack is ready to climb out of the criminal slums and into criminal nobility. And Polly is just the right kind of wife to have by his side for it.
3rd May '15 5:00:00 PM beack7
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* VillainProtagonist: Basically everyone but Polly, whom even Brecht the arch-pessimist stressed to be a "virtuous and agreeable girl" in his notes on playing the parts.

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* VillainProtagonist: Basically everyone Everyone but Polly, whom even Brecht the arch-pessimist stressed to be a "virtuous and agreeable girl" in his notes on playing the parts.
17th Mar '15 1:08:41 PM LordGro
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* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' by Music/NickCave, starring [[SerkisFolk Andy Serkis]] (upcoming).

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* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' by Music/NickCave, starring [[SerkisFolk Andy Serkis]] Serkis (upcoming).



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17th Mar '15 9:50:26 AM Patachou
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* ''{{Dogville}}'', an even DarkerAndEdgier re-telling of "Music/PirateJenny", directly quoting from it.

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* ''{{Dogville}}'', ''Film/{{Dogville}}'', an even DarkerAndEdgier re-telling of "Music/PirateJenny", directly quoting from it.



* ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Century 1910''.

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* ''LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: ''Film/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen: Century 1910''.



* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' by NickCave, starring [[SerkisFolk Andy Serkis]] (upcoming).

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* ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'' by NickCave, Music/NickCave, starring [[SerkisFolk Andy Serkis]] (upcoming).(upcoming).
* Music/TomWaits covered "What Keeps Mankind Alive?" on his album ''Music/OrphansBrawlersBawlersAndBastards''.
9th Feb '15 8:31:16 PM JulianLapostat
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys:

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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys:AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Bobby Darrin's cover of Mack the Knife projects this..



** In her "Barbara Song", Polly Peachum describes how she virtuously turned down all the respectable men who asked for her maidenhead...until a man showed up who was neither respectable nor bothered asking....

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** It's only true of Polly Peachum, the other girls were prostitutes who presumably didn't have a choice in the matter. In her "Barbara Song", Polly Peachum describes how she virtuously turned down all the respectable men who asked for her maidenhead...until a man showed up who was neither respectable nor bothered asking....
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