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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 PRESENTS THE THREE PENNY OPERA by  KURT WEILL with  WENDY MARTHA HATALA as  JENNY B.Mus.,Wilfrid Laurier University,  1992  A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC in THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES (School of Music) We accept this thesis as conforming to the req red standard  THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITIf çc1ILTJMBIA 4 April 1994  __  In presenting this thesis in partial fulfilment of the requirements for an advanced degree at the University of British Columbia, I agree that the Library shall make it freely available for reference and study. I further agree that permission for extensive  copying of this thesis for scholarly purposes may be granted by the head of my department or by his or her representatives. It is understood that copying or publication of this thesis for financial gain shall not be allowed without my written permission.  Department of  N  The University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada  Date  DE-6 (2)88)  q lit P tnn’r  DfIfl  50C1fl[. SflTIt bY qcui vtiii {TOLT P{(NT  -4  qIl[ fl[tP[flfl1 OP WA ,W[lfl. cUOUST 31ST. 192ô -  USI( UT cWtIII qtXT tQTO1T Qt(flT -  -  English translation by Michael Feingold. Used by arrangement with European American v1usic Corporation agent for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Inc., and agent for Stefan Rrecht. -  cut 5f111110 cut S.UP hiD WATWWOflT AQf 115 01 0flDOfl.  pOtOcJut  A street in Soho  CT 1:  Peachum’s beggars’ outfit shop An empty stable Peachum’s shop  -  <PCI 2  -  The stable Interlude -a street A house of prostitution The cells at the Old Bailey  -  <PCI .5,  9flT[IISSIOfl  9flTtPIISSIOfl  Peachum’s shop Interlude The Old Bailey  -  DIRECTORS NOTES THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht was written and first performed in Berlin in 1928. The work is a satire and a polemic against poverty, and the exploitation of the powerless. The work is based on John Gay’s “The Beggars’ Opera” an opera which was immensely popular in London at the beginning of the 18th Century. The playwrite, Bertolt Brecht, took the story of Lodon’s criminal underworld, and updated it to mirror the social and political state of 1920’s Germany and Europe. The story takes place in London, in the time of the coronation of the new Queen Victoria. The setting is the east side 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, who marries Polly Peachum, daughter of one Jonathan Jercmah Pcachum. She is quite possibly his third wife, although’hc has not divorced any previous “wives”. Mr. Peachum provides tte beggars of London with begging licenses and suitable clothing in return for a large percentage of their takings. A murderous and 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 man but he visits Jenny and the other prostitutes at their brothel, where he is turned over to the police. Macheath escapes from his cell at the Old Bailey and Peachum is reduced to blackmailing “Tiger” Brown into arresting Macheath. Peachum will send thousands of beggars to disrupt the coronation 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 end with his death. -  PODUCHOfl Stage Director & Design Coflce )t 1 Music Director Costume Design Lighting Design Fight Choreographer Technical Director Stage Management \ssistant Stage Director 1  .  Alison Greene  Richard Epp  Audrey Tyson  Owen Schellenberger Michael Challenor Gerald van der Woude Ifanne Lena Dalgliesh Veera Khare  qtit  (nsi  Macheath a gangster known as Mac the Knife Mr. Peachum the Beggars’ Friend Polly Peachum his daughter -  -  -  Mrs. Peachum his wife Jenny a prostitute -  -  “Tiger” Brown London’s police chief Lucy his daughter -  -  The Streetsinger Filch a recent addition to beggary -  l’he Reverend Kimball Malt of the Mint the gang leader Crook-Finger Jacob a reliable criminal Sawtooth Bob a petty thief ‘ally the Weeper a very young criminal Sergeant Smith A young constable -  -  -  -  Christopher .Tohnson Reid Spencer Julie Stobbc’ Roslyn Oslx)rne t Kim Roeder Wendy Halala’ Karen Ydenberg t David Doubleday Deanna J4ederson Veera Kharet David Fankhauscr’ Ronnie Olund t David J:ankhaurt Ronnie Olund’ David Fankhauser Michael Challenor Ray Stothers Richard Righy Deborah Neville Richard Rigby Deborah Neville  (IIOUS 01 ficifiPS flflD 0STITUTtS tIelissa Bruce, Gina Oh, Louise late, Michael Challenor, Ray Stothers, Richard Righy, l)cborah Neville, Julie Stobbet, Roslyn Osborne, Wendy Hatala’, Karen Ydenberg, Deanna Henderson , Veera Khare. t Performance dates: March 15 & 18 Performance dates: March 16 & 19  41CKflOW[fDJ[f[nTs Sherry Mime Ian Pratt Ken Hollands Rosernarje Heseltine Arts Club Costume Department Paul Agnish Valerie Pusey Ted Greene Katie Spencer  

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