THEATRE DE LYSE

THEATRE DE LYSE

121 Christopher St….Dylan saw a production of songs by Bertolt Brecht here. He was particularly impressed by the ballad, “Pirate Jenny. It was a turning point moment. Dylan describes it here:

“My girlfriend Suze Rotolo had been working behind the scenes in a musical production. It was a presentation of songs written by Bertolt Brecht. The song that made the strongest impression was a show-stopping ballad: Pirate Jenny it demanded to be taken seriously. Later, I found myself taking the song apart, trying to find out what made it tick, why it was so effective. I took the song apart and unzipped it-it was the form, the free verse, the structure and disregard for the known certainty of melodic patterns. In a few years, I’d write and sing songs like Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll Only a Pawn in Their Game A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall and some others like that. If I hadn’t gone to the Theatre de Lys and heard the ballad “Pirate Jenny,” it might not have dawned on me to write them, that songs like these could be written.”

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