9781559364119

But the Giraffe & Brundibar

  • ISBN 13:

    9781559364119

  • ISBN 10:

    1559364114

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/29/2017
  • Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

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Summary

"Exultant. . . . As the unlikely survival of this opera suggests, the joy and beauty that music and art express can outlast evil even when they cannot defeat it." The New York Times "It's a tale of the outrage and rebellion of even the natural world of dogs, cats, and sparrows against things as unnatural as injustice and poverty and the suffering of children. It's a story of good defeating evil. But its history is haunted by a single instance of evil defeating good." Tony Kushner Tony Kushner provides a new English libretto, and Maurice Sendak the design, for this Czech operaa beautiful children's story extolling courage in the face of tyrannythat was first performed in a concentration camp. Just before the opera's 1942 premiere, its composer Hans Krasa was arrested and sent to Theresienstadt, or Terezin, a "model ghetto" that was in reality a death camp. After a copy of the score was smuggled in, Krasa took advantage of the large number of talented instrumentalists there to stage the opera with imprisoned children. Performed fifty-five times at Terezin, Brundibaris published here with Kushner's short play But the Giraffe, a sensitively drawn historical backdrop. Tony Kushner's plays include Angels in America, Homebody/Kabul, A Bright Room Called Day, Slavs!and the book and lyrics for Caroline, or Change. Maurice Sendakis the author of over a hundred children's books, including Where the Wild Things Are.

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