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The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, Bryan Loughrey

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Beggar's Opera 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

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The Convict's Opera, The Beggar's Opera and Polly, Any Way I Can - Fifty Years in Show Business, Selected Poems, The Fables of John Gay Illustrated, Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London, The Beggar's Opera, Polly, The What D'Ye Call It: A Tragi-Comi-Pastoral Farce. by Mr. Gay. the Second Edition, Achilles
p John Gay was an English poet and dramatist He is best remembered for The Beggar s Opera set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch The characters including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum became household names In probably with some help from Pope he produced What d ye Call it a dramatic skit on contemporary tragedy with special reference to Thomas Otway s Venice Preserved In appeared his Trivia or The Art of Walking the Streets of London a poem in three books for which he acknowledged having received several hints from Swift In he produced the comedy Three Hours After Marriage which was grossly indecent without being amusing and was a complete failure Gay had numerous patrons and in he published Poems on Several Occasions by subscription taking in u or more In he wrote for Prince William afterwards Duke of Cumberland his famous Fifty One Fables in Verse for which he naturally hoped to gain some preferment although he has much to say in them of the servility of courtiers and the vanity of court honours p, Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores but they are very Devils to their Wives br 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 br With The Beggar s Opera 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 And its sequel Polly banned in Gay s lifetime boasted a cross dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers pirates Indian princes rebel slaves and rapacious landowners a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions br The Introduction to this edition explores Gay s use of criminal and rogue literature the political context of the plays Gay s attitude to slavery and piracy his treatment of gender and the plays formal theatrical innovations The text is the most accurate available with notes that explain criminal and underworld slang and the topical allusions that gave Gay s satire its edge The volume also includes an appendix on the sources for the tunes Gay used for the two plays highlighting many cases where the songs original words familiar to contemporary audiences give a bawdy or ironic double meaning to Gay s lyrics br About the Series For over years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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 voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and much more, No description available, No description available