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

The Beggar's Opera

byJohn GayEditorEdgar V. Roberts

Paperback | April 1, 1969


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.

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:238 pages, 7.97 × 4.98 × 0.58 inShipping dimensions:7.97 × 4.98 × 0.58 inPublished:April 1, 1969Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0803253613

ISBN - 13:9780803253612