7 Works in Die Dreigroschenoper | Threepenny Opera - Brecht/Weill

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    1950. A playwright is fascinated by a decidedly camp photograph of a theatrical group for British soldiers during the Siege of Kandahar, 1880. He tracks down an old man who claims to be one of them. Who claims to be a lot of things.

    There's a story to tell. A story of the Victorian gay underworld extending to the farthest reaches of empire. A story of two deeply amoral men in finding the possibility of what ... tenderness? in a hellish situation.

    And there's a right way to tell it. (Plays! Plays within plays. Plays about plays. The vigorous and satisfying penetration of the fourth wall. Distancing. You might want to call it Brechtian, but it's also Gay to the core.)

    And there's a right time too. That's the problem.

    Language:
    English
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    3,506
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    39
    Bookmarks:
    8
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    Lucifer visits the leader of a traveling theater troupe.

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    English
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    887
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    2
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    Assorted ficlets based on Hungarian musical theatre that isn't Rómeó és Júlia. See notes for an index.

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    English
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    4,878
    Chapters:
    12/?
    Comments:
    2
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    22
    Bookmarks:
    3
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    373
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    How Mack came to be entangled with the owners of an opium den, Tiger will never know – in his function as police official he does not even know of the existence of such a place, much less what it looks like from the inside. It is truly a blessing that Brown the policeman is so very badly informed of the movements of Brown the civilian, otherwise one of these days he would have to arrest himself.

    Once a week, always at the same time, Mack takes Tiger on a little excursion.

    Language:
    English
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    1,015
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    1/1
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    1
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    3
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    6
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    77
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    The Director: Repeat to me – again – what exactly our parameters for this casting call were?

    The Assistant: A novel take on a song. A sequel. A happy end, not related to "Happy End". Queer readings and innovative settings welcome, which I think this tropical island might have become, if we'd let the scene progress.

    There are many readings of any text, and many rewrites of any reading.

    Macheath, the killer and gangster, was friends with Tiger Brown, the sheriff of London. That is the truth. The policeman betrayed his duties for his friend, his friend for his honor, his honor for his greed. Is that the truth?

    Language:
    English
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    6,009
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    196
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    Other men might have relied on a smuggled dose of poison as a last resort, a concealed blade or an improvised rope. Mack relied on Jackie.

    A Threepenny Opera vampire story.

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    English
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    2,450
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    11
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    100
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    John was beneath them, and Jim was nearby, but soldiers learn to sleep in rain as well as dry. When the bullets have hailed around you, and the drums have beaten for days, then two frisky neighbors won't even affect the rhythm of a soldier's snores.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    998
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    10
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    532

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