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

The Beggar's Opera

byJohn GayEditorColin Counsell

Paperback | June 1, 2006


Peachum the thief-catcher is horrified when he discovers his beloved daughter Polly has married Macheath the highwayman; he and his wife plot Macheath's death in the knowledge that they would be entitled to their daughter's inheritance once he was out of the way. But Lockit the prison warden is also after the highwayman's treasures, and daughter Lucy his crown jewels...

This edition of The Beggar's Opera is edited and introduced by Colin Counsell.

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John Gay (1685-1732) was a poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), his ballad-opera set in London's criminal underworld while satirising contemporary politics and politicians.
Title:The Beggar's OperaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 6.28 × 4.15 × 0.26 inShipping dimensions:6.28 × 4.15 × 0.26 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1854599143

ISBN - 13:9781854599148