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U.B.C. Opera Theatre presents The three penny opera by Kurt Weill with Martha Hatala as Jenny Hatala, Wendy Martha 1994

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U.B.C. OPERA THEATRE PRESENTSTHE THREE PENNY OPERAbyKURT WEILLwithWENDY MARTHA HATALAasJENNYB.Mus.,Wilfrid Laurier University, 1992A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OFTHE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OFMASTER OF MUSICinTHE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES(School of Music)We accept this thesis as conformingto the req red standardTHE UNIVERSITY OF BRITIf4çc1ILTJMBIAApril 1994In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanceddegree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make itfreely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensivecopying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of mydepartment or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying orpublication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my writtenpermission.____________________________Department of NThe University of British ColumbiaVancouver, CanadaDate______________DE-6 (2)88)qPlittnn’rDfIfl50C1fl[. SflTItbYqcui vtiii{TOLT P{(NT-4qIl[ fl[tP[flfl1 OPWA- ,W[lfl. cUOUST 31ST. 192ôUSI( - UT cWtIIIqtXT - tQTO1T Qt(flTEnglish translation by Michael Feingold.Used by arrangement with European American v1usic Corporation - agent for the KurtWeill Foundation for Music Inc., and agent for Stefan Rrecht.cut 5f111110 cut S.UP hiD WATWWOflT AQf 115 01 0flDOfl.pOtOcJut A street in SohoCT 1: Peachum’s beggars’ outfit shopAn empty stablePeachum’s shop- 9flT[IISSIOfl -<PCI 2 The stableInterlude -a streetA house of prostitutionThe cells at the Old Bailey- 9flTtPIISSIOfl -<PCI .5, Peachum’s shopInterludeThe Old BaileyDIRECTORS NOTESTHE THREEPENNY OPERA by Kurt Weill andBertolt Brecht was written and first performed in Berlin in1928. The work is a satire and a polemic against poverty, andthe exploitation of the powerless.The work is based on John Gay’s “The Beggars’Opera” - an opera which was immensely popular in London atthe beginning of the 18th Century. The playwrite, BertoltBrecht, took the story of Lodon’s criminal underworld, andupdated it to mirror the social and political state of 1920’sGermany and Europe.The story takes place in London, in the time of thecoronation of the new Queen Victoria. The setting is the eastside slum areas of the city and the characters are the gangsters,beggars, and prostitutes that frequent the area.The story centers around the gangster Macheath, whomarries Polly Peachum, daughter of one Jonathan JercmahPcachum. She is quite possibly his third wife, although’hc hasnot divorced any previous “wives”. Mr. Peachum provides ttebeggars of London with begging licenses and suitable clothingin return for a large percentage of their takings. A murderousand bigamous gangster is his last idea of a son-in-law.In spite of Macheath’s firm friendship with “Tiger”Brown, London’s police chief. Peachum conspires with Jenny,a prostitute, to have him arrested. Macheath is a hunted manbut he visits Jenny and the other prostitutes at their brothel,where he is turned over to the police. Macheath escapes fromhis cell at the Old Bailey and Peachum is reduced toblackmailing “Tiger” Brown into arresting Macheath.Peachum will send thousands of beggars to disrupt thecoronation if Macheath is not caught and hanged.Macheath is arrested and is taken to the scaffold. But,because this is an opera and not real life, the story does not endwith his death.PODUCHOflStage Director & Design Coflce1)t. Alison GreeneMusic Director Richard EppCostume Design Audrey TysonLighting Design Owen SchellenbergerFight Choreographer Michael ChallenorTechnical Director Gerald van der WoudeStage Management Ifanne Lena Dalgliesh1\ssistant Stage Director Veera Khareqtit (nsiMacheath - a gangster known as Mac the Knife Christopher .TohnsonMr. Peachum - the Beggars’ Friend Reid SpencerPolly Peachum - his daughter Julie Stobbc’Roslyn Oslx)rneMrs. Peachum - his wife Kim RoederJenny - a prostitute Wendy Halala’Karen Ydenbergt“Tiger” Brown - London’s police chief David DoubledayLucy - his daughter Deanna J4edersonVeera KharetThe Streetsinger David Fankhauscr’Ronnie OlundtFilch - a recent addition to beggary David J:ankhaurtRonnie Olund’l’he Reverend Kimball David FankhauserMalt of the Mint - the gang leader Michael ChallenorCrook-Finger Jacob - a reliable criminal Ray StothersSawtooth Bob - a petty thief Richard Righy‘ally the Weeper - a very young criminal Deborah NevilleSergeant Smith Richard RigbyA young constable Deborah Neville(IIOUS 01 ficifiPS flflD 0STITUTtStIelissa Bruce, Gina Oh, Louise late, Michael Challenor, Ray Stothers, Richard Righy,l)cborah Neville, Julie Stobbet, Roslyn Osborne, Wendy Hatala’, Karen Ydenberg,Deanna Hendersont,Veera Khare.Performance dates: March 15 & 18Performance dates: March 16 & 1941CKflOW[fDJ[f[nTsSherry MimeIan PrattKen HollandsRosernarje HeseltineArts Club Costume DepartmentPaul AgnishValerie PuseyTed GreeneKatie Spencer

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