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The Beggars Opera

The Beggars Opera

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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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.

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.

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

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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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 Beggar's Opera and Polly

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

  • Author: John Gay
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191645753
  • Category: Fiction
  • 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 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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