The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny & The Seven Deadly Sins
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The two works collected in this volume sprang from the same fruitful collaboration that gave rise to Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera. Both are set in America, but an America of myth. In The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Brecht's parable of greed and indifference, Mahagonny is a boom-town fusing Miami with Sodom and Gomorrah. Founded on the princi...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 17th 1996 by Arcade Publishing (first published 1976)
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Four working stiffs from Alaska travel to a bed of sin called Mahagonny (note the word "Agony"), a town eerily prophetic of Las Vegas. The boys blow all their dough,much debauchery ensues, culminating in the death of JJ Smith by overeating, Alaskawolf Joe by a fatal TKO in the ring, and Jimmy Gallagher's sentence to death by electrocution for being broke, his hard-earned pay bankrupted by drink, gambling and women in Mah-agonny.

First performed in 1930, Mahagonny was the drama world's "Rites of S...more
Aug 28, 2008 Mateo is currently reading it
this is re - read and I re watch of the Salzburg Festival Performance available
at dowtown library, read half sitting in the isle my shoes off and some cops lingering
around thought they were gonna arrest me for my stinky feet, want to perform
this as a one person show in one room with one bucket for a prop (for the water of
the hurricane) - if this is ever performed go, also picked up the Jameson text on
Brecht bit thick though that too is a re-read. Berlin in the 20's...
اغلب اثار برتولد برشت به فارسی برگردانده شده؛ "سقراط مجروح" کیکاووس جهانداری / "در انبوه شهرها" عبدالرحمن صدریه / "استثناء و قاعده" محمود اعتماد زاده(م. به آذین) / "ان که گفت آری و آن که گفت نه" مصطفی رحیمی / زندگانی گالیله (گالیله ئو گالیله ئی) عبدالرحیم احمدی / "ترس و نکبت رایش سوم" شریف لنکرانی / "ننه دلاور و فرزندان او" مصطفی رحیمی / "آدم، آدم است" دو ترجمه از شریف لنکرانی و امین موید / "بچه فیل" و استنطاق لوکولوس" شریف لنکرانی / "زن نیک سچوان" دو ترجمه از فریده ی لاشایی و مهدی زمانیان / "دا...more
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Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. A seminal theatre practitioner of the twentieth century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the seismic impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble—the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht a...more
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