Play with mus. in prol. and 8 scenes by Weill, text being a modern interpretation of Gay's The Beggar's Opera based on a trans. by Elisabeth Hauptmann with lyrics (some from Kipling and Villon) by Bertolt Brecht. Prod. Berlin 1928, NY 1933, London 1956. Eng. trans. and adaptation by Blitzstein prod. Brandeis, Mass., 1952, and NY 1954.