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The Convict's Opera

byJohn GayEditorStephen Jeffreys

Paperback | November 9, 2010

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A funny, sexy, scurrilous adaptation of the play Bertolt Brecht made into The Threepenny Opera. On board a convict ship to Australia, the prisoners stage their own version of John Gay's eighteenth-century romp-with-song, The Beggar's Opera, finding it easy to identify with the villainous but charming hero, Macheath.

Stephen Jeffreys won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award in 1989 for Valued Friends . Since then his plays have included The Clink (1999), The Libertine (1994), which was first directed by Max Stafford-Clark and then filmed with Johnny Depp, and Lost Land (2005), which was premiered by John Malkovich’s Steppenwolf...
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Title:The Convict's OperaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.75 × 5.09 × 0.38 inPublished:November 9, 2010Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848420153

ISBN - 13:9781848420151

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