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Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny

Author: Bertolt Brecht; Steve Giles
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2007.
Series: Methuen modern plays.
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Brecht's operatic play produced with Hauptmann, Neher and Weill was first staged in 1930. The story is that three criminals create the city of Mahagonny. Drinking, gambling, prize-fights and similar activities are the sole occupation of the inhabitants, and money rules. Mahagonny is threatened by a hurricane at the end of Act 1, which despite much anticipation and causing much distress simply bypasses the city. In  Read more...
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Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny.
London : Methuen Drama, 2007
(OCoLC)608213207
Online version:
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
Rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny.
London : Methuen Drama, 2007
(OCoLC)608863582
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertolt Brecht; Steve Giles
ISBN: 9780713686746 071368674X
OCLC Number: 154704088
Notes: Translation of: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.
Description: xxxiv, 136 p. ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Methuen modern plays.
Other Titles: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.
Responsibility: Bertolt Brecht ; translated by Steve Giles ; edited and introduced by Steve Giles ; general editor, Tom Kuhn.

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Brecht's operatic play produced with Hauptmann, Neher and Weill was first staged in 1930. Translated and with commentary by Steve Giles, this critical edition is the first translation into English of  Read more...

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