The Threepenny Opera - Study Guide Act 1, Scene 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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The narrator tells the audience that this scene is set in an empty stable, where Macheath and Polly are celebrating their wedding. As a thug named Matthew makes sure it's empty and safe, Polly complains about spending the biggest day of her life in such an unsuitable place. Macheath tells her that no matter where she lives, she'll have everything she wants. A truck is heard, and a moment later, several thugs appear, bringing in furniture and decorations to make the stable more hospitable. As the furniture is placed, the thugs comment on what the pieces of furniture are, how they were stolen and how they either subdued or killed their owners. Macheath becomes angry, saying he told the men to avoid bloodshed. He also points out that the furniture doesn't match, with a sofa from one period being placed next to a...

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