Wednesday, October 05, 2011


On the day when hundreds, perhaps thousands, of students joined the Occupy Wall Street movement (I marched with New School students and faculty part way) it was almost shockingly timely to see the Berliner Ensemble (in their first US performance) in Robert Wilson's riveting production of Brecht and Weill's "Dreigroschenoper" at BAM. (Above, the Peachums.) There were cheers of recognition when Mack the Knife asked

Was ist ein Einbruch in eine Bank gegen die Gründung einer Bank? 

somewhat dully rendered into English as Who is the greater criminal: he who robs a bank or he who founds one?

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