The Beggar's Opera and Polly

Author: John Gay

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645761

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.
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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
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The Beggar's Opera

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

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ballad operas

Page: 66

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Polly

An Opera. Being the Second Part of the Beggar's Opera

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ballad operas

Page: 70

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The Beggar's Opera

As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn-Fields

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ballad operas

Page: 74

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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.
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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...
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