The Beggar's Opera by John GayThe Beggar's Opera by John Gay

The Beggar's Opera

byJohn Gay, Dover Thrift Editions

Paperback | June 10, 1999

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A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events. In addition to its burlesque of the then-current vogue for Italian operatic styles, this satirical 1728 play ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions. Influential prototype for Threepenny Opera.
Gay is a highly original poet and dramatist who experimented in various forms and genres. His The What D'Ye Call It: A Tragi-Comical Pastoral Farce (1715) is a burlesque of high seriousness, as is Three Hours after Marriage, which he wrote with his fellow members of the Scriblerus Club Alexander Pope and Dr. John Arbuthnot. The Beggar'...
Title:The Beggar's OperaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:64 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:June 10, 1999Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0486408884

ISBN - 13:9780486408880