The partnership : Brecht, Weill, three women, and Germany on the brink /

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Katz, Pamela.


New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday,, United States, p.470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; (2015)

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20th century, Authors, German, Biography., Composers, Dramatists, German


The first book to tell the full story of Brecht and Weill's impulsive, combustible partnership, the compelling psychological drama of one of the most important creative collaborations of the past century. It is also the first book to give full credit where it is richly due to the three women--[actresses Lotte Lenya and Helene Weigel and writer Elizabeth Hauptmann]--whose creative gifts contributed enormously to their masterworks. And it tells the thrilling and iconic story of artistic daring entwined with sexual freedom during the Weimar Republic's most fevered years, a time when art and politics and society were inextricably mixed" filmography (page 450), bibliographical references (pages 447-450) and index.The first encounter -- Coming of age -- The women -- Moon of Alabama -- Off to Mahagonny -- The beggar's opera -- Le lavandou -- The bourgeois bandit -- The threepenny opera -- Grotesque and protest -- The beginning of the end -- If someone's getting kicked, it'll be you -- Last time in Germany -- Exile -- When the shark bites.