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June 2nd 2016

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Dr Tom Kuhn at the National Theatre

Tom Kuhn will be speaking at the National Theatre on Wednesday 8th June 2016

St Hugh’s College Tutorial Fellow in German, Dr Tom Kuhn, to discuss Brecht and Weill at the National Theatre.

Dr Tom Kuhn, Fellow of St Hugh’s College and a leading expert on the works of Bertolt Brecht, will be joining Matthew Scott, Head of Music at the National Theatre, for a discussion event on Wednesday 8th June. They will be discussing the working relationship of Bertolt Brecht, the German poet & playwright, and the German composer Kurt Weill.

The talk, which is taking place in the Clore Learning Centre from 5:30pm, will explore the ups and downs of the pair’s relationship through their creation of The Threepenny Opera and their other collaborations. They will also consider the work they embarked on to bring the production to the stage, the legacy of the play and the strength of its reception.

The Threepenny Opera is based on John Gay’s 18th century ballad opera, The Beggar’s Opera. It was first performed in Berlin in 1928 and offers a Socialist critique of capitalism. It has gone on to become a popular play across the world, having been translated into more than a dozen languages and performed over 10,000 times.

If you would like to book tickets to the talk you can do so through the National Theatre’s website using the link here.

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