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Based on John Gay's eighteenth century Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera, first staged in 1928 at the Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in Berlin, is a vicious satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic, but set in a mock-Victorian Soho. It focuses on the feud between Macheaf - an amoral criminal - and his father in law, a racketeer who controls and exploits London's beggars and is intent on having Macheaf hanged. Despite the resistance by Macheaf's friend the Chief of Police, Macheaf is eventually ...

The Threepenny Opera 2017, Methuen Drama, London

ISBN-13: 9781474260978



The Threepenny Opera 2012, Methuen Drama, New York

ISBN-13: 9780413774521

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The Threepenny Opera 2008, Penguin Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780143105169

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The Threepenny Opera 1994, Grove Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802150394

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The Threepenny Opera 1994, Arcade Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781559702522

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The threepenny opera 1973, Eyre Methuen, London

ISBN-13: 9780413297204


Threepenny Opera 1964, Grove/Atlantic

ISBN-13: 9780394174723

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