The Threepenny Opera Summary
Bertolt Brecht

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The Threepenny Opera Summary

Bertolt Brecht's 1928 play The Threepenny Opera was his most financially successful play and the work with which he is most closely identified. The play is an early example of his "epic theater," consisting of theatrical innovations designed to awaken audiences to social responsibility. Epic theater uses "alienating" devices, such as placards, asides to the audience, projected images, discordant music and lighting, and disconnected episodes to frustrate the viewer's expectations for simple entertainment. This "theater...

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