The Beggars' Opera (Dover Thrift Editions)

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9780486408880: The Beggars' Opera (Dover Thrift Editions)
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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.

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Gay, John
Editorial: Dover Publications Inc., United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0486408884 ISBN 13: 9780486408880
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Descripción Dover Publications Inc., United States, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 204 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The great lords and powerful public officials of early 18th century England are represented as highwaymen and thieves in this deliciously satirical ballad opera. In addition to its burlesque of the contemporary vogue for Italian operatic styles, John Gay s 1728 masterpiece ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions marriage, lawyers, trade, and even Walpole, the prime minister. Depicting crime and vice at every level of society, The Beggar s Opera offers a witty and powerful indictment of greed, hypocrisy, and corruption in all social classes. When Peachum, a receiver of stolen goods, discovers that a notorious highwayman has eloped with his daughter, the wily old villain turns informer and collects the reward money as his prospective son-in-law is hauled off to prison. Events take an increasingly absurd turn as the dashing outlaw romances the jailer s daughter and effects an escape, only to return to the shadow of the gallows for a farcical climax that parodies the sentimental tragedy of the day. The Beggar s Opera is in the satirical tradition of Swift and Pope. Its enduring relevance was recognized two centuries later by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, who used it as the basis for their landmark musical, The Threepenny Opera. This attractive, inexpensive edition of an influential comic gem will be applauded by theater lovers, students of literature and history, and other readers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780486408880

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Gay, John
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Descripción Dover Publications Inc., United States, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 204 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The great lords and powerful public officials of early 18th century England are represented as highwaymen and thieves in this deliciously satirical ballad opera. In addition to its burlesque of the contemporary vogue for Italian operatic styles, John Gay s 1728 masterpiece ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions marriage, lawyers, trade, and even Walpole, the prime minister. Depicting crime and vice at every level of society, The Beggar s Opera offers a witty and powerful indictment of greed, hypocrisy, and corruption in all social classes. When Peachum, a receiver of stolen goods, discovers that a notorious highwayman has eloped with his daughter, the wily old villain turns informer and collects the reward money as his prospective son-in-law is hauled off to prison. Events take an increasingly absurd turn as the dashing outlaw romances the jailer s daughter and effects an escape, only to return to the shadow of the gallows for a farcical climax that parodies the sentimental tragedy of the day. The Beggar s Opera is in the satirical tradition of Swift and Pope. Its enduring relevance was recognized two centuries later by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, who used it as the basis for their landmark musical, The Threepenny Opera. This attractive, inexpensive edition of an influential comic gem will be applauded by theater lovers, students of literature and history, and other readers. Nº de ref. de la librería AAC9780486408880

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Descripción Dover Publications. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0486408884 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Nº de ref. de la librería 4302153

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Descripción Dover Publications, 1999. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events. This satirical 1728 play was to become the prototype for Threepenny Opera. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0486408884

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Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 133mm x 4mm x 210mm. Paperback. 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 operat.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 64 pages. 0.059. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780486408880

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Descripción Dover Publications. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 64 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.2in.The great lords and powerful public officials of early 18th century England are represented as highwaymen and thieves in this deliciously satirical ballad opera. In addition to its burlesque of the contemporary vogue for Italian operatic styles, John Gays 1728 masterpiece ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventionsmarriage, lawyers, trade, and even Walpole, the prime minister. Depicting crime and vice at every level of society, The Beggars Opera offers a witty and powerful indictment of greed, hypocrisy, and corruption in all social classes. When Peachum, a receiver of stolen goods, discovers that a notorious highwayman has eloped with his daughter, the wily old villain turns informer and collects the reward money as his prospective son-in-law is hauled off to prison. Events take an increasingly absurd turn as the dashing outlaw romances the jailers daughter and effects an escape, only to return to the shadow of the gallows for a farcical climax that parodies the sentimental tragedy of the day. The Beggars Opera is in the satirical tradition of Swift and Pope. Its enduring relevance was recognized two centuries later by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, who used it as the basis for their landmark musical, The Threepenny Opera. This attractive, inexpensive edition of an influential comic gem will be applauded by theater lovers, students of literature and history, and other readers. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780486408880

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Gay, John
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Descripción Dover Publications Inc. 2000-02-01, New York, 2000. paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780486408880

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Descripción Dover Pubns, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 58 pages. 8.50x5.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería x-0486408884

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