History Theatre / TheThreepennyOpera

17th May '17 7:08:10 PM WillBGood
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* The third part of Creator/AlanMoore and Kevin O'Neill's ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' (''Century'') adopts the structure and approach of Brecht and Weill's production and features many in-panel musical numbers and whole plots based on ''What Keeps Mankind Alive, Pirate Jenny, Mack the Knife, The Ballad of Immoral Earnings, Canon Song''.

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* The third part of Creator/AlanMoore and Kevin O'Neill's ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' (''Century'') adopts the structure and approach of Brecht and Weill's production and features many in-panel musical numbers and whole plots based on ''What Keeps Mankind Alive, Pirate Jenny, Mack the Knife, The Ballad of Immoral Earnings, Canon Cannon Song''.



* LighterAndSofter: English translations of the ''Moritat'' tend to erase the verses that describe Mack the Knife's more heinous crimes, like child rape and an arson that killed seven children, and even gloss over the celebration of cannibalism in The Canon Song.

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* LighterAndSofter: English translations of the ''Moritat'' tend to erase the verses that describe Mack the Knife's more heinous crimes, like child rape and an arson that killed seven children, and even gloss over the celebration of cannibalism in The Canon Cannon Song.
13th May '17 3:55:04 PM ProfessorGrimm
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--> '''Tiger Brown''': ''🎶We'll meet a darker race''!🎶''

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--> '''Tiger Brown''': ''🎶We'll meet a darker race''!🎶''race!🎶''
13th May '17 3:54:23 PM ProfessorGrimm
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--> '''Mack:''' ''🎶We'll fight them face to face''!🎶''
--> '''Tiger Brown''' ''🎶Cause it is clear we'll better''!🎶''
--> '''Mack:''' ''🎶We'll kill them it doesn't matter''!🎶''

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--> '''Mack:''' ''🎶We'll fight them face to face''!🎶''
face!🎶''
--> '''Tiger Brown''' ''🎶Cause it is clear we'll better''!🎶''
better!🎶''
--> '''Mack:''' ''🎶We'll kill them it doesn't matter''!🎶''matter!🎶''
13th May '17 3:53:03 PM ProfessorGrimm
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--> '''Tiger Brown''': 🎶''We'll meet a darker race''!🎶
--> '''Mack:''' 🎶''We'll fight them face to face''!🎶
--> '''Tiger Brown''' 🎶''Cause it is clear we'll better''!🎶
--> '''Mack:''' 🎶''We'll kill them it doesn't matter''!🎶
--> '''Mack and Tiger Brown''' 🎶''[[ImAHumanitarian We'll chop them up and make from them a beefsteak tartare]]''!

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--> '''Tiger Brown''': 🎶''We'll ''🎶We'll meet a darker race''!🎶
race''!🎶''
--> '''Mack:''' 🎶''We'll ''🎶We'll fight them face to face''!🎶
face''!🎶''
--> '''Tiger Brown''' 🎶''Cause ''🎶Cause it is clear we'll better''!🎶
better''!🎶''
--> '''Mack:''' 🎶''We'll ''🎶We'll kill them it doesn't matter''!🎶
matter''!🎶''
--> '''Mack and Tiger Brown''' 🎶''[[ImAHumanitarian ''🎶[[ImAHumanitarian We'll chop them up and make from them a beefsteak tartare]]''!tartare]]!🎶''
13th May '17 3:50:09 PM ProfessorGrimm
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--> And when it rained / and we met a new race / a brown one or a pale one / [[ImAHumanitarian maybe we'd use them to make our steak tartare]]!

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--> And when it rained / and we met '''Tiger Brown''': 🎶''We'll meet a new race / a brown one or a pale one / [[ImAHumanitarian maybe we'd use darker race''!🎶
--> '''Mack:''' 🎶''We'll fight
them face to face''!🎶
--> '''Tiger Brown''' 🎶''Cause it is clear we'll better''!🎶
--> '''Mack:''' 🎶''We'll kill them it doesn't matter''!🎶
--> '''Mack and Tiger Brown''' 🎶''[[ImAHumanitarian We'll chop them up and
make our steak tartare]]!from them a beefsteak tartare]]''!
13th May '17 3:37:52 PM ProfessorGrimm
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10th Apr '17 11:54:08 AM JulianLapostat
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* CapitalismIsBad: Mack the Knife is a pimp and gangster who wants to conduct his operation as a business, affects bourgeois (i.e. capitalist) habits such as consumerism, pretenses of high living and more or less treats people around him as products and employees, including his wife Polly who he sees as valuable as an appendage and front to his business. Mackie hasn't so much quit being a pimp so much as upgraded to a higher form of prostitution. Incidentally, Old man Peachum is more or less the same, running the Beggar's Guild with a profit-minded view and judging employees and giving cuts based on evaluations and returns.



* ConspicuousGloves: As detailed in the opening song "Moritat" ([[CoveredUp better known]] as "Mack the Knife"), the gangster Macheath is identifiable by his signature kid gloves. Besides being stylish they help him avoid blood stains.

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* ConspicuousGloves: As detailed in the opening song "Moritat" ([[CoveredUp better known]] as "Mack the Knife"), the gangster Macheath is identifiable by his signature white kid gloves. Besides being stylish they help him avoid blood stains.


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* IconicItem: Mackie Messer's "white kid gloves" which is how Peachum deciphers from his wife that the Captain courting his daughter Polly is him.
2nd Apr '17 12:59:46 AM LordGro
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Brecht's production was intended to be an ironic {{Deconstruction}} of familiar European dramatic conventions and he made several important dramatic innovations, illustrating his concept of "epic theater", namely protagonists the audiences do not easily identify with, action taking place on multiple levels and social and political commentary used for dramatic effect. The music by Kurt Weill has endured in many cover versions recorded in Germany and in English (in a series of translations). The songs frequently covered include "Mack the Knife", "Pirate Jenny", "What Keeps Mankind Alive" which have seen versions by Music/BobbyDarin, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/NinaSimone, Music/NickCave, Music/TomWaits among others.

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Brecht's production was intended to be an ironic {{Deconstruction}} of familiar European dramatic conventions and he made several important dramatic innovations, illustrating his concept of "epic theater", namely protagonists the audiences do not easily identify with, action taking place on multiple levels and social and political commentary used for dramatic effect. The music by Kurt Weill has endured in many cover versions recorded in Germany and in English (in a series of translations). The songs frequently covered include "Mack the Knife", "Pirate Jenny", "Music/PirateJenny", "What Keeps Mankind Alive" which have seen versions by Music/BobbyDarin, Music/FrankSinatra, Music/NinaSimone, Music/NickCave, Music/TomWaits among others.
2nd Apr '17 12:59:04 AM LordGro
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* ''Die Dreigroschenoper'' (1931): There have been many movie adaptations. This is the first one and it actually involved Brecht, Weill and Lenya directed by G. W. Pabst (of ''Film/PandorasBox'' fame). It is notable for featuring most of the cast from the original production: Ernst Busch as the Street-Singer/Narrator, Carola Neher as Polly Peachum, Fritz Rasp as Beggar King Peachum and Lotte Lenya as Jenny (who sings "Seerauben Jenny). Currently available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection (alongside a French version also directed by Pabst).

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* ''Die Dreigroschenoper'' (1931): There have been many movie adaptations. This is the first one and it actually involved Brecht, Weill and Lenya directed by G. W. Pabst (of ''Film/PandorasBox'' fame). It is notable for featuring most of the cast from the original production: Ernst Busch as the Street-Singer/Narrator, Carola Neher as Polly Peachum, Fritz Rasp as Beggar King Peachum and Lotte Lenya as Jenny (who sings "Seerauben Jenny)."Seeräuber-Jenny"). Currently available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection (alongside a French version also directed by Pabst).
12th Mar '17 11:46:35 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Die Dreigroschenoper'' (1931): There have been many movie adaptations. This is the first one and it actually involved Brecht, Weill and Lenya directed by G. W. Pabst (of ''Film/PandorasBox'' fame). It is notable for featuring most of the cast from the original production: Ernst Busch as the Street-Singer/Narrator, Carola Neher as Polly Peachum, Fritz Rasp as Beggar King Peachum and Lotte Lenya as Jenny (who sings "Seerauben Jenny).

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* ''Die Dreigroschenoper'' (1931): There have been many movie adaptations. This is the first one and it actually involved Brecht, Weill and Lenya directed by G. W. Pabst (of ''Film/PandorasBox'' fame). It is notable for featuring most of the cast from the original production: Ernst Busch as the Street-Singer/Narrator, Carola Neher as Polly Peachum, Fritz Rasp as Beggar King Peachum and Lotte Lenya as Jenny (who sings "Seerauben Jenny). Currently available on Creator/TheCriterionCollection (alongside a French version also directed by Pabst).
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