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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

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Works: 491 works in 1,406 publications in 11 languages and 12,083 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Operas  Motion picture plays  Biography  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vHungarian  Manuscripts  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Translator, Adapter, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Composer, Contributor, Dedicator, lib
Classifications: GR335, 782.1
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The cloak of dreams Chinese fairy tales by Béla Balázs( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is changed into a flea and must bring his future parents together in order to become human again. A woman convinces a river god to cure her sick son, but the remedy has mixed consequences. A young man must choose whether to be close to his wife's soul or body. And two deaf mutes transcend their physical existence in the garden of dreams. Strange and fantastical, these fairy tales of Béla Balázs (1884-1949), Hungarian writer, film critic, and famous librettist of Bluebeard's Castle, reflect his profound interest in friendship, alienation, and Taoist philosophy. Translated and introduced by Jack Zipes, one of the world's leading authorities on fairy tales, The Cloak of Dreams brings together sixteen of Balázs's unique and haunting stories. Written in 1921, these fairy tales were originally published with twenty images drawn in the Chinese style by painter Mariette Lydis, and this new edition includes a selection of Lydis's brilliant illustrations. Together, the tales and pictures accentuate the motifs and themes that run throughout Balázs's work: wandering protagonists, mysterious woods and mountains, solitude, and magical transformation. His fairy tales express our deepest desires and the hope that, even in the midst of tragedy, we can transcend our difficulties and forge our own destinies. Unusual, wondrous fairy tales that examine the world's cruelties and twists of fate, The Cloak of Dreams will entertain, startle, and intrigue
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herzog Blaubarts Burg: Oper in einem Akt, Sz 48. Libretto: Bela Balazs
Theory of the film : character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs( Book )

34 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities"--Container
Herzog Blaubarts Burg : Oper in einem Akt by Béla Bartók( )

114 editions published between 1901 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A kékszakállú herceg vára Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók( Recording )

8 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in Hungarian and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, January 11, 1992
The wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one act by Béla Bartók( )

40 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die 3 groschen oper The 3 penny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

23 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in German and English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German film reconstructed in the 1960s, years after the Nazis destroyed the original negative. Combines realism and expressionism for a biting satire of "respectable" society. Set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. A dashing thief called Mack the Knife gets away with robbery on a daily basis until he marries Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars. When the outraged king sends a force of crooked cops after Mack, the bandit must run for his life. Favorites from Weill's music score include Moritat, which became the 1957 pop hit Mack the Knife, and Pirate Jenny
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Béla Balázs( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Béla Balázs's two works, Visible Man (1924) and The Spirit of Film (1930), are published here for the first time in full English translation. The essays offer the reader an insight into the work of a film theorist whose German-language publications have been hitherto unavailable to the film studies audience in the English-speaking world. Balázs's detailed analyses of the close-up, the shot and montage are illuminating both as applicable models for film analysis, and as historical documents of his key contribution - alongside such contemporaries as Arnheim, Kracauer and Benjamin - to critical debate on film in the 'golden age' of the Weimar silents
Bluebeard's castle three excerpts / Alban Berg by Béla Bartók( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in Hungarian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle, opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Book )

33 editions published between 1921 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartók Duke Bluebeard's castle
Der Geist des Films by Béla Balázs( Book )

24 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle op. 11 : opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Recording )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Hungarian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kékszakállú herceg vára op. 11 = Bluebeard's castle = Herzog Blaubarts Burg = Le château de Barbe-Bleue by Béla Bartók( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in Hungarian and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921 by Béla Bartók( )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der sichtbare Mensch : oder, Die Kultur des Films by Béla Balázs( Book )

26 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle an opera in one act( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a woman whose husband gives her full reign over his castle except for one room which she must not enter. When he is away, she goes into the room to find all the Duke's murdered previous wives
Der Film; Werden und Wesen einer neuen Kunst by Béla Balázs( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threepenny opera by Leo Lania( Book )

4 editions published between 1931 and 1984 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Balaš, Bela.

Balaš, Bela 1884-1949

Balaš, Bella 1884-1949

Balash, Bela.

Balash, Bela 1884-1949

Balász, Béla 1884-1949

Balaž

Balázs 1884-1949

Balázs, Béla

Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949

Bauer, Herbert.

Bauer Herbert 1884-1949

Béla Balázs

Балаш, Бела.

بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949

バラージュ, ベラ

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The wooden prince : for solo piano : op. 13 : the composer's original piano transcription of his complete music for Béla Balázs' dance-play in one actDie 3 groschen oper The 3 penny operaBéla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of filmDer Geist des FilmsBluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921