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Love, Crime and Johannesburg: A Musical


Love, Crime and Johannesburg: A Musical by Wits University Press at Jen Blood. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. ''Why bother to rob a bank, when you can own a bank?'' asked Bertold Brecht. The question is reiterated in the very Brechtian Love, Crime and


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"Why bother to rob a bank, when you can own a bank?" asked Bertold Brecht. The question is reiterated in the very Brechtian Love, Crime and Johannesburg, the story of Jimmy ‘Long Legs’ Mangane, a people’s poet involved in the struggle, who is accused of robbing a bank.  He passionately asserts his innocence, claiming to work for the "secret secret service." Lewis, his old friend and comrade from the struggle, now owns a bank. How did this happen? The man of the struggle is now a man of accounts. A man of the nineties. Part of the cellphone generation. Added to the mix is an old-style gangster, two girlfriends, a Jewish father and a very unusual Chief of Police. Described as one of the first genuine post-apartheid plays, Love, Crime and Johannesburg is a witty, lighthearted account of life in the City of Gold at the turn of the millennium. A must for all students of South African theatre. Winner of the 2000 Vita Award for best script of a new South African Play.

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Manufacturer:Wits University Press
Publisher:Wits University Press
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EAN:9781868143542
Item Weight:0.2 pounds
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