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John Gay

John Gay

The beggar's opera

  • Author: Peter Elfed Lewis
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 64
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The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. Gay

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ballad operas
  • Page: 60
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Die Dreigroschenoper

Die Dreigroschenoper

Nach John Gays »The Beggar's Opera«

  • Author: Bertolt Brecht
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 351873220X
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 128
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Brecht zielt mit der Dreigroschenoper auf die Entlarvung der korrupten Bourgeoisie. Auf der einen Seite erscheint der Bettlerkönig Peachum als Musterbeispiel des Geschäftemachers, für den Not und Armut nichts anderes sind als Mittel zum Zweck; auf der anderen Seite entpuppt sich der skrupellose Verbrecher Mackie Messer als Prototyp sogenannter bürgerlicher Solidität. Peachum mobilisiert die Bettlermassen, organisiert eine Demonstration des Elends und droht, den Krönungszug zu stören, falls der korrupte Polizeichef Tiger-Brown sich weigern sollte, Mackie Messer zu verhaften, der Peachums Kreise störte.

Twentieth century interpretations of The beggar's opera

Twentieth century interpretations of The beggar's opera

a collection of critical essays

  • Author: Yvonne Noble
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 92
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John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004

John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004

adaptations and re-writings

  • Author: Uwe Böker
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042021136
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 347
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When Richard Steele remarked that the greatest Evils in human Society are such as no Law can come at, he was not able to forsee the spectacular success of John Gay's satire of society, the administration of law and crime, politics, the Italian opera and other topics. Gay's The Beggar's Opera, with its mixture of witty dialogue and popular songs, was imitated by 18th century writers, criticized by those on the seats of power, but remained a favourite of the English theatre public ever since. With N. Playfair's 1920 revival and B. Brecht's and K. Weill's 1928 Dreigroschenoper, Gay's play has been a starting-point for dramatists such as V. Havel (Zebrácká opera, 1975), W. Soyinka (Opera Wonyosi, 1977), Ch. Buarque (Ópera do Malandro, 1978), D. Fo (L'opera dello sghignazzo, 1981), A. Ayckbourn (A Chorus of Disapproval, 1984), as well as others such as Latouche, Hacks, Fassbinder, Dear, Wasserman, and Lepage.Apart from contributions by international scholars analysing the above-named plays, the editors' introduction covers other dramatists that have payed hommage to Gay. This interdisciplinary collection of essays is of particular interest for scholars working in the field of drama/theatre studies, the eighteenth century, contemporary drama, postcolonial studies, and politics and the stage.

The Beggars Opera

The Beggars Opera

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: N.A
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John Gay's The beggar's opera

John Gay's The beggar's opera

  • Author: Harold Bloom
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 143
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A collection of critical essays on Gay's play arranged in chronological order of original publication

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191645753
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 256
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'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Dreigroschenroman

Dreigroschenroman

  • Author: Bertolt Brecht
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518383469
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  • Page: 391
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The beggar's opera

The beggar's opera

and companion pieces

  • Author: John Gay,Chester Francis Burgess
  • Publisher: Harlan Davidson
  • ISBN: 9780882950372
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 112
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MATT. We retrench the Superfluities of Mankind. The World is avaritious, and I hate Avarice. A covetous fellow, like a Jackdaw, steals what he was never made to enjoy, for the sake of hiding it. These are the Robbers of Mankind, for Money was made for the Free- hearted and Generous.

The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

  • Author: Frank Kidson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107429072
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 132
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Originally published in 1922, this book contains a history of English opera described through the lens of The Beggar's Opera, first performed in 1728. Kidson details the background to the opera's creation, its author, and its lasting impact on the English opera scene. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the English opera and English musical history.

The beggar's opera

The beggar's opera

  • Author: John Christopher Pepusch,John Gay
  • Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 162
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The Beggar's Opera introduced to theater the ballad-opera and an immortal cast of characters. The Peachums, employers of a company of pickpockets, shoplifters, and thieves, raised their daughter Polly for finer things, but she has done a dreadful deed. She has married for love. Her husband is Macheath, so exquisite a robber he might have been a lawyer or lord, and so devoted to matrimony that he has two or three wives already.

The Beggar’s ‘Children’

The Beggar’s ‘Children’

How John Gay Changed The Course Of England’s Musical Theatre

  • Author: Madeline Smith Atkins
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443802786
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 149
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A harsh satire of Eighteenth Century London life, John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera is a piece well known by students of literature and music. Gay's composition spawned a new genre of musical works called "ballad opera" whose popularity rapidly caused the decline of Italian opera in London. These well-received ballad operas dominated London's musical theatre from 1728 until the middle of the Eighteenth Century. No other author has looked beyond The Beggar's Opera to analyze the plots of any of these imitative works and their music. The book concentrates on these ‘children’, or descendants. The author describes a number of ballad operas which proliferated on the heels of the success of The Beggar's Opera. Ballad opera gradually matured into a pastoral, bucolic form (comic opera) and eventually into a highly sophisticated type of musical work (burletta). Several samples of each type of work chosen from the performances most frequently given in London are discussed in depth. These analyses include musical examples from the original scores and evaluations of the dramatic and musical aspects of each work. With the exception of The Beggar's Opera, none of these works or similar ones has previously been the subject of detailed analysis and evaluation. “How John Gay Changed the Course of England’s Musical Theatre” sheds fresh light on the less familiar ballad operas of the Eighteenth Century. Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera created such a demand for musical satire that original music began to be composed for English comic works. …Edmund Miller, Chairman of the English Department, C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University This is an engaging and unique look at a piece of operatic history out of the mainstream. It invites the reader to explore works that he may not know, along with the milieu in which these musical gems became popular. …Kathryn Smith, General Director, Tacoma Opera Dr. Atkins provides an insightful study of Eighteenth Century ballad opera ranging from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera with its political satire and burlesque of Italian opera to the comic operas and burlettas which rounded out the century. This highly readable exposition includes examples of the tuneful airs, and explains the plots of the most popular works of the period. It will delight both musical and literary scholars. …Patricia Azar, Associate Editor, Collected Works of G. K. Chesterton Madeline Atkins has given us a thorough and intelligent study of Eighteenth Century popular English musical theater, and the seminal role of The Beggar’s Opera in its development. With the inclusion of numerous musical examples, abundant historical details, and deft, clear analyses, this book is an excellent introduction to a delightful musical genre and period. Atkins successfully accomplishes both of her aims: she informs us about an overlooked yet important era of musical history and she convinces us to want to hear it again for ourselves, and she does it artfully and skillfully. …Barry Sherman, Associate Professor of Communications, St. John’s University

The Beggar's Opera and Polly, an Opera, Being the 2. Part of the Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera and Polly, an Opera, Being the 2. Part of the Beggar's Opera

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The Beggar's Opera and Other Works

The Beggar's Opera and Other Works

Including Trivia, The Beggar's Opera, Polly and 15 Fables

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 327
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The Second Part of The Beggars Opera ...

The Second Part of The Beggars Opera ...

  • Author: John Gay,John Christopher Pepusch
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ballad operas
  • Page: 70
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