Selections from the libretto.
The opera, by Kurt Weill, is based on a libretto adapted by Bertolt Brecht and Elisabeth Hauptmann from John Gay's Beggar's opera.
Several of the songs are "nach F. Villon."
From the library of Robert Aschauer, with his bookplate and stamp.
Villon, François, 1431-1463.
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956, librettist.
Hauptmann, Elisabeth, librettist.
Gay, John, 1685-1732. Beggar's opera.
Aschauer, Robert, former owner.