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The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht

March 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


featuring Christina M. Weiler, Teaching Assistant Professor of German

Meeting Dates: Wednesday, March 20

“One of the most important works in the history of musical theater.”—

“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. With Kurt Weill’s unforgettable music – one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz to the theatre – it became a popular hit throughout the western world.”—Vintage Press

Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending—Bertolt Brecht’s revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination.“—Biblio, Inc.

Register online or call 919.962.1544

***This Great Books session will meet on Wednesday mornings instead of Tuesday mornings.***

If you enjoy the plays of Bertolt Brecht, be sure to see PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Life of Galileo, which runs from February 27 – March 17. Our book discussion may include references and comparisons to this performance.


March 20, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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