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12th Apr '15 3:06:27 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Macheath.
17th Mar '15 6:12:13 AM AnotherGuy
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* CompleteMonster: Macheath.
13th Oct '14 1:15:26 AM JulianLapostat
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** Though of course most productions water down the violence and nastiness of the original a lot, if portrayed the way Brecht wrote him - an amoral pimp, human trafficker and child murderer - this trope is less in play.
7th Jun '14 12:30:52 AM justanid
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Several of Macheath's songs are taken from the French renaissance poet (and professional criminal) Francois Villon. It works in the other direction, too: A lot of people are more likely to connect the "Moritat" with Bobby Darrin or Louis Armstrong than Bertolt Brecht.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Several of Macheath's songs are taken from the French renaissance poet (and professional criminal) Francois Villon. It works in the other direction, too: A lot of people are more likely to connect the "Moritat" with Bobby Darrin or Louis Armstrong than Bertolt Brecht.Brecht.
* WordOfGay: Yes, Brown loves Mack.
20th Jul '13 5:20:30 PM WillBGood
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* EightDeadlyWords: All of the characters are intentionally unsympathetic.
2nd Feb '12 3:49:04 PM LordGro
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Only [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative aficionados of Augustan English drama]] would recognize the source material. Though this might have been different when the opera came out in 1928, because ''Theatre/TheBeggarsOpera'' had just seen a revival there.
* CoveredUp: Bobby Darin's rendition of "Mack the Knife"
* DracoInLeatherPants: Macheath is the one character most audiences seem to like best.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Only [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative aficionados of Augustan English drama]] would recognize the source material. Though this might have been different when the opera came out in 1928, 1928 Berlin, because ''Theatre/TheBeggarsOpera'' had just seen a revival there.
* CoveredUp: Bobby Darin's rendition of "Mack the Knife"
Knife".
* DracoInLeatherPants: Macheath is the one character most audiences seem to like best.best, even though he is intended as a despicable villain.
2nd Feb '12 3:47:36 PM LordGro
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Only [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative aficionados of Augustan English drama]] would recognize the source material.
** And people in Berlin around 1928, because the play had just seen a revival there.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Only [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative aficionados of Augustan English drama]] would recognize the source material.
** And people
material. Though this might have been different when the opera came out in Berlin around 1928, because the play ''Theatre/TheBeggarsOpera'' had just seen a revival there.



* OlderThanTheyThink: Several of Macheath's songs are taken from the French renaissance poet (and professional criminal) Francois Villon.
** A lot of people are more likely to connect the "Moritat" with Bobby Darrin or Louis Armstrong than Berthold Brecht.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Several of Macheath's songs are taken from the French renaissance poet (and professional criminal) Francois Villon.
**
Villon. It works in the other direction, too: A lot of people are more likely to connect the "Moritat" with Bobby Darrin or Louis Armstrong than Berthold Bertolt Brecht.
29th Aug '11 6:34:13 PM Angeldeb82
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Macheath is the one character most audiences seem to like best.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Macheath is the one character most audiences seem to like best.best.
* OlderThanTheyThink: Several of Macheath's songs are taken from the French renaissance poet (and professional criminal) Francois Villon.
** A lot of people are more likely to connect the "Moritat" with Bobby Darrin or Louis Armstrong than Berthold Brecht.
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