The Beggar's Opera

Author: John Gay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English drama

Page: 110

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The Beggar's Opera

Author: Peggy Janice Blair

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 9780143179986

Category: Canadians

Page: 346

View: 5990

In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will save his troubled marriage. He doesn't yet know that it's dead in the water, much like the Cuban boy last seen begging the Canadian couple for a few pesos. For Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, arresting Ellis isn't the problem--the law is. He has only seventy-two hours to secure an indictment and prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island. And Ramirez has his own troubles. He's dying of the same dementia that killed his grandmother, an incurable disease that makes him see the ghosts of victims of his unsolved cases. As he races against time, the dead haunt his every step...

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

Author: John Gay

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645753

Category: Drama

Page: 256

View: 5574

'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.

The Beggar's Opera

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ballad operas

Page: 83

View: 6840

The Beggar's Opera

Author: Peggy Blair

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143183435

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6493

The first volume in the atmospheric and suspenseful Inspector Ramirez series In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will help save his troubled marriage. He doesn’t yet know that it’s dead in the water—much like the little Cuban boy last seen begging the Canadian couple for a few pesos on the world famous Malecon. For Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, head of the Major Crimes Unit of the Cuban National Revolutionary Police, finding his prime suspect isn’t a problem—Cuban law is. He has only seventy-two hours to secure an indictment and prevent a vicious killer from leaving the island. But Ramirez also has his own troubles to worry about. He’s dying of the same dementia that killed his grandmother, an incurable disease that makes him see the ghosts of victims of unsolved murders. As he races against time, the dead haunt his every step...

John Gay

The beggar's opera

Author: Peter Elfed Lewis

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

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Death at the Beggar's Opera

Author: Deryn Lake

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1448300770

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 3846

John Rawlings, the apothecary with a talent for detective work, and John Fielding, the blind magistrate, make a welcome return in this evocative Georgian mystery. They are enjoying a performance of ‘The Beggar’s Opera’ in Drury Lane when the leading actor dramatically falls to his death on stage. As they begin the hunt for clues, they discover a hotbed of rivalry on and off the stage and a trail of obsession that leads to the dark heart of a cold-blooded murder.

The Beggar's Opera

As it is Performed at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith

Author: John Christopher Pepusch,Frederic Austin

Publisher: London : Boosey

ISBN: N.A

Category: Operas

Page: 96

View: 1960

The beggar's opera

and companion pieces

Author: John Gay,Chester Francis Burgess

Publisher: Harlan Davidson

ISBN: 9780882950372

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 5570

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

Author: Charles Jeffries

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 9780874400717

Category:

Page: 30

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The Beggar's Opera

Author: Frank Kidson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107429072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 6455

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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ballad opera

Page: 109

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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

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 327

View: 2245

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

View: 6416

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.

Selections from The beggar's opera

realized from the original airs of John Gay's ballad opera (1728)

Author: Benjamin Britten,John Gay,Richard Walters

Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 6436

This new selection of 13 solos for various voice types and three duets makes Britten's distinctive realizations, never before published apart from the vocal score, available at an affordable price. Includes preface articles and plot notes. These are lively and vivid versions of these colorful tunes. Contents: 'Tis woman that seduces all mankind (tenor) * If love the virgin's heart invade (mezzo-soprano) * Virgins are like the fair flower (mezzo-soprano) * I, like a ship in storms, was tossed (mezzo-soprano) * A fox may steal your hens, Sir (duet for mezzo-soprano and bass) * The miser thus a shilling sees (duet for mezzo-soprano and tenor) * If the heart of a man is depressed with cares (tenor) * Man may escape from rope and gun (tenor) * Thus when a good housewife sees a rat/How cruel are the traytors (soprano) * Why how now, Madam Flirt! (duet for soprano and mezzo-soprano) * When young at the bar/Ungrateful Macheath! (soprano) * Thus gamesters united in friendship (baritone) * I'm like a skiff on the ocean tossed (soprano)o O cruel, cruel case! (tenor).