The Beggar's Opera (Regents Restoration Drama)

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The Beggar's Opera (Regents Restoration Drama)

by John Gay

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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 (Regents Restoration Drama)

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0803253613 Some highlighting and margin notes. Felt mark on bottom of book. Book is in decent shape.

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University of Nebraska Press, 04/01/1969, Paperback, Good condition. Owner's name inside.

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Beggars Opera (Regents Restoration Drama Series)

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Includes everything it's supposed to include. Light to moderate shelf wear.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Beggar's Opera

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Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of shelfwear to the extremities; mildest rubbing. The binding shows the slightest lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. No longer pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 238pp. Edited by Edgar V. Roberts. Music Notations Edited by Edward Smith. (Regents Restoration Drama Series). First Edition Thus [1969]; Eighth Printing indicated. Trade Paperback. From its first performance, January 29, 1728, The Beggar's Opera was an absolute success. In that period a box office hit might be continued for four or five nights. Remarkably, The Beggar's Opera ran sixty-two nights in London, and was produced nearly every year thereafter to 1886. Its popularity quickly spread to Wales and Scotland, France and Germany, and even to the New England colonies (and became a favorite of George Washington). A London revival in 1920 ran 1, 463 performances. A Beggar's Opera Club had membership limited to those that had seen at least 40 performances. John Gay's innovative musical appealed to the masses with its rollicking, rowdy, English lyrics overlain on old, sentimental melodies. Formal, highly structured, Italian opera was shoved aside by this novel musical form. The cast was equally original, being comprised of cutthroats, pickpockets, thieves, streetwalkers, highwaymen, and a corrupt jailer. Polly Peachum, the sweet, trusting daughter of the roguish Peachum, was the only honest character in the play. Miss Lavina Fenton, perhaps the best theatrical singer of her day, became immensely popular for her role as Polly and at end of the run-the sixty-two performances-she married the Duke of Bolton and retired from acting. The audience was quick to associate Newgate Prison with Whitehall; the deceitful, avaricious Peachum (Polly's father) with Robert Walpole, the Prime Minister; Macheath's band of rogues (Jemmy Twitcher, Crook-Fingered Jack, Nimming Ned, etc. ) with aristocratic courtiers, and Macheath's women of the streets (Mrs. Coaxer, Dolly Trull, Mrs. Vixen, Molly Brazen, etc. ) with ladies of high society. This short three-act play has some forty-five scenes, almost all with musical interludes. Gay holds this myriad of scenes together through nearly continuous action, more akin to a modern film than to the conventional eighteenth century play. The Beggar's Opera, Regents Restoration Drama Series, Nebraska University Press, 1969 may be the most suitable for English majors as it offers a scholarly introduction by Edgar V. Roberts. An extensive appendix, some 140 pages, is a compilation of the music of The Beggar's Opera with keyboard accompaniments, edited by Edward Smith.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Some highlighting and margin notes. Light shelf wear. Solid copy with tight binding.

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Virtually as new, very nice.

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"An outstanding satirical & musical play of the early 1700s"; 238 p. Regents Restoration Drama Series;

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0803253613 New softcover, remainder mark to bottom of book, a great copy!

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Crease on front cover, else a clean, tight copy.

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Regents Restoration Drama Series. Audience: General/trade. Gift Quality. Pristine. Brand New. Fast Arrival.

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Paperback. Very good or better Drama: Plays. Ships directly from our store in Santa Barbara, California.

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The Beggar

The Beggar's Opera

by John John; Gay Gay

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238 pages. Signature on browning end paper-title page also browning. Previously owned ( cover corners creased, general wear and some fading to sound cover, etc. ) basically a used but sound tight paperback. (All our books are sent securely packaged in cardboard)

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