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The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English drama
  • Page: 110
  • View: 2009
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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.

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: Peggy Janice Blair
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 9780143179986
  • Category: Canadians
  • Page: 346
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In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will save his troubled marriage. He doesn't yet know that it's dead in the water, much like the Cuban boy last seen begging the Canadian couple for a few pesos. For Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, arresting Ellis isn't the problem--the law is. He has only seventy-two hours to secure an indictment and prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island. And Ramirez has his own troubles. He's dying of the same dementia that killed his grandmother, an incurable disease that makes him see the ghosts of victims of his unsolved cases. As he races against time, the dead haunt his every step...

The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ballad operas
  • Page: 83
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Madame Flirt: A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'

Madame Flirt: A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'

  • Author: Charles E. Pearce
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465548602
  • Category:
  • Page: 31
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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

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

As it is Performed at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

  • Author: John Christopher Pepusch,Frederic Austin
  • Publisher: London : Boosey
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Operas
  • Page: 96
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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

Death at the Beggar's Opera

Death at the Beggar's Opera

  • Author: Deryn Lake
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 1448300770
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 188
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John Rawlings, the apothecary with a talent for detective work, and John Fielding, the blind magistrate, make a welcome return in this evocative Georgian mystery. They are enjoying a performance of ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ in Drury Lane when the leading actor dramatically falls to his death on stage. As they begin the hunt for clues, they discover a hotbed of rivalry on and off the stage and a trail of obsession that leads to the dark heart of a cold-blooded murder.

The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

  • Author: Charles Jeffries
  • Publisher: Baker's Plays
  • ISBN: 9780874400717
  • Category:
  • Page: 30
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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 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

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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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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The Songs of The Beggar's Opera

The Songs of The Beggar's Opera

Adapted to the Harpsichord, Violin, Or German Flute : with the Overture in Score

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Operas
  • Page: 46
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The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

  • Author: Peggy Blair
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143183435
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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The first volume in the atmospheric and suspenseful Inspector Ramirez series In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will help save his troubled marriage. He doesn’t yet know that it’s dead in the water—much like the little Cuban boy last seen begging the Canadian couple for a few pesos on the world famous Malecon. For Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, head of the Major Crimes Unit of the Cuban National Revolutionary Police, finding his prime suspect isn’t a problem—Cuban law is. He has only seventy-two hours to secure an indictment and prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island. But Ramirez also has his own troubles to worry about. He’s dying of the same dementia that killed his grandmother, an incurable disease that makes him see the ghosts of victims of unsolved murders. As he races against time, the dead haunt his every step...

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
  • View: 8982
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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.