Die Dreigroschenoper

Nach John Gays »The Beggar's Opera«

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873220X

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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Brecht zielt mit der Dreigroschenoper auf die Entlarvung der korrupten Bourgeoisie. Auf der einen Seite erscheint der Bettlerkönig Peachum als Musterbeispiel des Geschäftemachers, für den Not und Armut nichts anderes sind als Mittel zum Zweck; auf der anderen Seite entpuppt sich der skrupellose Verbrecher Mackie Messer als Prototyp sogenannter bürgerlicher Solidität. Peachum mobilisiert die Bettlermassen, organisiert eine Demonstration des Elends und droht, den Krönungszug zu stören, falls der korrupte Polizeichef Tiger-Brown sich weigern sollte, Mackie Messer zu verhaften, der Peachums Kreise störte.

The Beggars Opera

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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John Gay

The beggar's opera

Author: Peter Elfed Lewis

Publisher: Hodder Arnold


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004

adaptations and re-writings

Author: Uwe Böker

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

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When Richard Steele remarked that the greatest Evils in human Society are such as no Law can come at, he was not able to forsee the spectacular success of John Gay's satire of society, the administration of law and crime, politics, the Italian opera and other topics. Gay's The Beggar's Opera, with its mixture of witty dialogue and popular songs, was imitated by 18th century writers, criticized by those on the seats of power, but remained a favourite of the English theatre public ever since. With N. Playfair's 1920 revival and B. Brecht's and K. Weill's 1928 Dreigroschenoper, Gay's play has been a starting-point for dramatists such as V. Havel (Zebrácká opera, 1975), W. Soyinka (Opera Wonyosi, 1977), Ch. Buarque (Ópera do Malandro, 1978), D. Fo (L'opera dello sghignazzo, 1981), A. Ayckbourn (A Chorus of Disapproval, 1984), as well as others such as Latouche, Hacks, Fassbinder, Dear, Wasserman, and Lepage.Apart from contributions by international scholars analysing the above-named plays, the editors' introduction covers other dramatists that have payed hommage to Gay. This interdisciplinary collection of essays is of particular interest for scholars working in the field of drama/theatre studies, the eighteenth century, contemporary drama, postcolonial studies, and politics and the stage.

The beggar's opera

and companion pieces

Author: John Gay,Chester Francis Burgess

Publisher: Harlan Davidson

ISBN: 9780882950372

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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MATT. We retrench the Superfluities of Mankind. The World is avaritious, and I hate Avarice. A covetous fellow, like a Jackdaw, steals what he was never made to enjoy, for the sake of hiding it. These are the Robbers of Mankind, for Money was made for the Free- hearted and Generous.

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

Author: John Gay

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645761

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

John Gay's The beggar's opera

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub


Category: Drama

Page: 143

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A collection of critical essays on Gay's play arranged in chronological order of original publication

The Beggar's Opera

Author: Frank Kidson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107429072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 5155

Originally published in 1922, this book contains a history of English opera described through the lens of The Beggar's Opera, first performed in 1728. Kidson details the background to the opera's creation, its author, and its lasting impact on the English opera scene. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the English opera and English musical history.

The Beggar's Opera

Its Predecessors and Successors

Author: Frank Kidson

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: Ballad opera

Page: 109

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The Beggar's Opera,

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ballad operas

Page: 184

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John Gay and the ballad opera

The Beggar's Opera

Author: Frank Granville Barker,Geoffrey Handley-Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Beggar's opera

Page: 180

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The Beggar's Opera and Other Works

Including Trivia, The Beggar's Opera, Polly and 15 Fables

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 327

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