The Beggar's Opera / Edition 1

The Beggar's Opera / Edition 1

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by John Gay
     
 

The Beggar's Opera introduced to theater the ballad-opera and an immortal cast of characters. The Peachums, employers of a company of pickpockets, shoplifters, and thieves, raised their daughter Polly for finer things, but she has done a dreadful deed. She has married for love. Her husband is Macheath, so exquisite a robber he might have been a lawyer or lord, and so… See more details below

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The Beggar's Opera introduced to theater the ballad-opera and an immortal cast of characters. The Peachums, employers of a company of pickpockets, shoplifters, and thieves, raised their daughter Polly for finer things, but she has done a dreadful deed. She has married for love. Her husband is Macheath, so exquisite a robber he might have been a lawyer or lord, and so devoted to matrimony that he has two or three wives already.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803253612
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
05/28/1969
Series:
Regents Restoration Drama Series
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 4.70(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Note,
Dramatis Personæ,
INTRODUCTION - BEGGAR, PLAYER.,
ACT I,
ACT II,
ACT III,
DOVER • THRIFT • EDITIONS - PLAYS,

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