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The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht-Jahrbuch, Volume 29
Edited by Marc Silberman and Florian Vassen
Stephen Brockmann, Managing Editor
The Brecht Yearbooks
One of the most radical, controversial works ever created by playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, the opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is a devastating critique of capitalism. This volume includes twenty-nine essays in English and German that address Mahagonny from multiple perspectives: context, text, utopia, music, and the continuing influence of this opera more than three quarters of a century after its creation. The volume also contains original material by Brecht and an essay on Brecht in India.
Marc Silberman is professor and chair of the Department of German at the University of WisconsinMadison. Florian Vassen is professor of German at Universität Hannover. Stephen Brockmann is associate professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University.
Distributed for the International Brecht Society
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500 pp. 6 x 9
12 b/w illus.
In English and German
Paper $39.00 s
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