The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink

The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink

Pamela Katz


Among the main artistic and oversized personalities of the Weimar Republic, that scorching but decadent epoch among the nice conflict and the Nazis' upward push to strength, have been the renegade poet Bertolt Brecht and the rebellious avant-garde composer Kurt Weill. those younger geniuses and the 3 girls very important to their paintings - actresses Lotte Lenya and Helene Weigel, and author Elizabeth Hauptmann - joined skills to create the theatrical and musical masterworks The Threepenny Opera and The upward push and Fall of town of Mahagonny, basically to separate in rancor as their tradition cracked open and their aesthetic and temperamental transformations grew to become irreconcilable.

The Partnership is the 1st e-book to inform the total tale of Brecht and Weill's impulsive, flamable partnership, the compelling mental drama of 1 of an important inventive collaborations of the prior century. it's also the 1st e-book to provide complete credits the place it really is richly as a result of the 3 ladies whose inventive presents contributed drastically to their masterworks. And it tells the exciting and iconic tale of creative bold entwined with sexual freedom in the course of the Weimar Republic's so much fevered years, a time while artwork and politics and society have been inextricably combined.

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