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Balázs, Béla 1884-1949

Overview
Works: 386 works in 1,164 publications in 8 languages and 11,366 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Operas  Motion picture plays  Biography  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vHungarian  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Librettos 
Roles: Librettist, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Translator, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Dedicator, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 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 1,163 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
Theory of the film; character and growth of a new art by Béla Balázs ( Book )
35 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die 3groschenoper The threepenny opera ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 687 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 ( )
107 editions published between 1901 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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A kékszakállú herceg vára Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in Hungarian and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 ( )
35 editions published between 1921 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duke Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Hungarian and English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded live at St. David's Hall, Cardiff, January 11, 1992
Die 3 Groschen Oper The 3 penny opera by Kurt Weill ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1931 and 1999 in German and English and held by 284 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
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Béla Balázs : early film theory : Visible man and the spirit of film by Béla Balázs ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Béla Balázs was a Hungarian Jewish film theorist, author, screenwriter and film director who was at the forefront of Hungarian literary life before being forced into exile for Communist activity after 1919. His German-language theoretical essays on film date from the mid-1920s to the mid-1930s, the period of his early exile in Vienna and Berlin."--Pub. desc
Bluebeard's castle three excerpts / Alban Berg by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in Hungarian and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kékszakállú herceg vára op. 11 = Bluebeard's castle = Herzog Blaubarts Burg = Le château de Barbe-Bleue by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1998 in Hungarian and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bluebeard's castle op. 11 : opera in one act by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bluebeard's castle : op. 11 : original edition, 1921 by Béla Bartók ( )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Hungarian and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Film; Werden und Wesen einer neuen Kunst by Béla Balázs ( Book )
27 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bluebeard's castle an opera in one act by Béla Bartók ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in Hungarian and held by 148 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
The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill ( Book )
4 editions published between 1931 and 1984 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brecht's famous adaptation to the modern era of John Gay's The beggar's opera, satirizing social and political beliefs through its portrayal of a world of thieves and prostitutes
Bluebeard's castle by Béla Bartók ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in Hungarian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Blaue Licht eine Berglegende ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Junta is hated by the people of the village who believe she is a witch. Only she can climb the nearby mountains to a cave high up, whence a mysterious blue light glows when the moon is full. Junta is driven out of town and takes to living in the mountains. When she shares the secret of the blue light with one man, he betrays it
 
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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, Bela
Balázs 1884-1949
Balázs, Béla
Bálázs, Béla 1884-1949
Bauer, Herbert.
Bauer, Herbert, 1884-1949
Bauer, Herbert 1884-1949 Wirklicher Name
Béla Balázs
بيلا بالاش، 1884-1949
バラージュ, ベラ
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