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Mack The Knife - The Threepenny Opera
... of the deadly Mackie Messer, or Mack the Knife, a character based on the dashing highwayman Macheath in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (who was in turn based on the ... The play opens with the moritat singer comparing Macheath (unfavorably) with a shark, and then telling tales of his robberies, murders, rapes, and arson ... because Harald Paulsen, the actor who played Macheath, demanded that Brecht and Weill add another number that would more effectively introduce his character ...
List Of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Characters - M - Mac The Knife
... The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht V3I1 MacHeath, a charismatic butcher ... Moore gives him the full name Jack MacHeath, and makes him Jack the Ripper ... of Gurney who confesses to all the original Ripper crimes, making MacHeath a freed man ...
The Threepenny Opera (1931 Film) - Plot
... Macheath aka "Mack the Knife" ("Mackie Messer" in German) is presented as an anti-hero and is in league with Tiger Brown, Chief of Police, who is in charge of the ... Macheath marries Polly Peachum, daughter of Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum, but still visits the brothel on Turnmill Street ... Macheath is arrested, after a rooftop escape from the brothel where he had gone to visit Jenny, his former lover during a raid ...
The Beggar's Opera - Origin and Analysis
... The character of Macheath has been considered by critics as both a hero and an anti-hero ... Harold Gene Moss, arguing that Macheath is a noble character, has written, " whose drives are toward love and the vital passions, Macheath becomes an almost Christ-like victim of the decadence surrounding him ...
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume III: Century - Chapter 1. What Keeps Mankind Alive?
... Arriving on the same ship as Janni is Jack MacHeath a.k.a ... descendant of the 18th-century highwayman MacHeath a.k.a ... investigate both, and suggests that the bloodshed on the waterfront is the work of MacHeath, whom he believes to be Jack the Ripper ...