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Cinema: Little Cinema

In January 1728, John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, "most successful piece ever produced on the English stage," was performed for the first time, in London. On its 205th birthday, The Beggar's Opera was performed in Manhattan last week in a French cinema version called L'Opéra de Quat' Sons, with music by German Composer Kurt Weill, Victorian settings. Last week's showing of L'Opéra de Quat' Sous was interesting for other than sentimental reasons. Famed George Wilhelm Pabst who directed it also made a German version of The Beggar's Opera (Die Drei-groschenoper) of which...

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