The Beggar's Opera (Annotated) by John Gay

The Beggar's Opera (Annotated)

byJohn Gay

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2015

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The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts composed 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 satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.
This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents.  This work has also been annotated, with additional information about the work and also its author, including an overview, origin and analysis, roles, synopsis, reaction, sequel, adaptations, biographical and bibliographical information.
 

Title:The Beggar's Opera (Annotated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Bronson Tweed PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051159301

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