The Beggar's Opera

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This screen adaptation of John Gay's sly and satiric musical comedy has been given a straightforward presentation for its release on DVD. The Beggar's Opera has been given a full-frame presentation at the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Viewers may choose between audio mixes in Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options or bonus material included.
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This screen adaptation of John Gay's sly and satiric musical comedy has been given a straightforward presentation for its release on DVD. The Beggar's Opera has been given a full-frame presentation at the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Viewers may choose between audio mixes in Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1. The dialogue is in English, with no multiple-language options or bonus material included.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2000
  • UPC: 014381579529
  • Original Release: 1984
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  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Dolby 5.1 / Stereo
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Time: 2:14:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rosemary Ashe Lucy Lockit
Roger Daltrey Macheath
John Eliot Gardiner , Conductor
Carol Hall Polly Peachum
Bob Hoskins Beggar
Stratford Johns Peachum
Patricia Routledge Mrs. Peachum
Peter Bayliss Lockit
Technical Credits
Jonathan Miller Director
Jeremy Barlow Musical Arrangement
John Eliot Gardiner Musical Arrangement
Sally Gilpin Choreography
Alun Hughes Costumes/Costume Designer
Johann Christoph Pepusch Score Composer
Peter Stenning Production Manager
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Chapter Selection
1. Introduction [3:14]
2. Through All the Employments of Life [2:35]
3. 'Tis Woman That Seduces All Mankind [4:25]
4. If Any Wench Venus's Girdle Wear [2:54]
5. If Love the Virgin's Heart Invade [2:51]
6. A Maid Is Like a Golden Ore [3:47]
7. Virgin Are Like the Fair Flower in Its Lustre [1:34]
8. Our Polly Is a Sad Slut! [2:25]
9. Can Love Be Controlled by Advice? [1:48]
10. O, Polly, You Might Have Toyed and Kissed [1:35]
11. I, Like a Ship in Storms, Was Tossed [2:02]
12. A Fox May Steal Your Hens, Sir [2:47]
13. O, Ponder Well! Be Not Severe [:42]
14. The Turtle Thus With Plaintive Crying [4:20]
15. Pretty Polly, Say [1:02]
16. My Heart Was So Free [:56]
17. Where I Laid on Greenland's Coast [1:09]
18. O, What Pain it Is to Part [2:32]
19. The Miser Thus a Schilling Sees [2:55]
20. Fill Every Glass, for Wine Inspires Us [2:23]
21. Let Us Take the Road [1:20]
22. If the Heart of Man Is Depressed With Cares [4:26]
23. Youth's the Season Made for Joy [3:10]
24. Before the Barn Door Crowning [2:18]
25. The Gamesters and Lawyers Are Jugglers Alike [2:41]
26. At the Tree I Shall Suffer With Pleasure [3:12]
27. Man Man Escape From Rope and Gun [1:54]
28. Thus When a Good Housewife Sees a Rat [:37]
29. How Cruel Are the Traitors? [2:53]
30. The First Time at the Looking-Glass [2:08]
31. When You Censure the Age [4:08]
32. Is Then His Fate Decreed, Sir? [1:42]
33. If Not at an Office, Solicit Your Due [2:08]
34. Thus, When the Swallow Seeking Prey [1:24]
35. How Happy Could I Be With Either [:49]
36. I'm Bubbled, I'm Bubbled [:52]
37. Cease Your Funning [1:33]
38. Why, How Now, Madam Flirt? [:37]
39. No Power on Earth [3:14]
40. I , Like the Fox, Shall Grieve [2:39]
41. When Young at the Bar You First Taught Me to Score [2:51]
42. My Love Is All Madness and Folly [1:53]
43. Thus Gamesters United in Friendship Are Found [3:25]
44. The Modes of the Court so Common Are Grown [4:02]
45. What Gudgeons Are We Men! [1:53]
46. In the Days of My Youth [4:04]
47. I'm Like a Skiff on the Ocean Tossed [1:17]
48. When a Wife's in Her Pout [1:18]
49. A Curse Attends That Woman's Love [:45]
50. Among the Men, Conquests We Find [1:17]
51. Come, Sweet Lass [1:33]
52. Hither, Dear Husband, Turn Your Eyes [:42]
53. Which Way Shall I Turn Me [:46]
54. When My Hero in Court Appears [1:21]
55. When He Holds Up His Hand [1:09]
56. Ourselves, Like The Great, To Secure A Retreat [1:00]
57. The Charge Is Prepared [:54]
58. O Cruel, Cruel, Cruel Case [3:06]
59. Since Laws Were Made for Every Degree [3:20]
60. Would I Might Be Hanged [3:58]
61. Thus I Stand Like the Turk; End Credits [1:49]
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