The Convict'S Opera

The Convict'S Opera

  • Publish Date: 2010-11-09
  • Binding: Paperback
Brand: Nick Hern Books
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A funny, sexy, scurrilous adaptation of the play Bertolt Brecht made into The Threepenny Opera. On board a convict ship to Australia, the prisoners stage their own version of John Gay's eighteenth-century romp-with-song, The Beggar's Opera, finding it easy to identify with the villainous but charming hero, Macheath.

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