The Beggar s Opera and Polly

With The Beggar's Opera (1728), Gay invented the ballad opera.

The Beggar s Opera and Polly

The Beggar s Opera and Polly

With The Beggar's Opera (1728), Gay invented the ballad opera. It is here published for the first time with its sequel, Polly, in which Macheath and Polly Peachum are transplanted to the West Indies. Together the plays offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws are impossible to tell apart.

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The Beggar's Opera and Polly
Language: en
Pages: 207
Authors: John Gay
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-09 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

With The Beggar's Opera (1728), Gay invented the ballad opera. It is here published for the first time with its sequel, Polly, in which Macheath and Polly Peachum are transplanted to the West Indies. Together the plays offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and
The Beggar's Opera
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: John Gay
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-31 - Publisher: ePenguin

The tale of Peachum, thief-taker and informer, conspiring to send the dashing and promiscuous highwayman Macheath to the gallows, became the theatrical sensation of the eighteenth century. In THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also
Study Guide to The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Intelligent Education
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-15 - Publisher: Influence Publishers

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera, without a doubt the most popular drama written during the hundred years between 1700 and 1800. As a comedy of the Restoration period of British drama, the humor in The Beggar’s Opera serves
Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Beggar's Opera
Language: en
Pages: 92
Authors: Yvonne Noble
Categories: Beggar's opera
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher: Prentice Hall

In this tale from the Amhara people of Ethiopia, a patient woman uses her experience with a wild lion to win the love of her new stepson.
The Beggar's Opera
Language: en
Pages: 78
Authors: John Gay
Categories: Drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-02 - Publisher: CreateSpace

The Beggar's Opera by John Gay. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of

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