“The Beggar Opera” is said to have had the longest run in theatre history up to that time.
It is said to be Gay’s greatest success and it has been played ever since its first performance.
“The Beggar’s Opera” was revived in 1920, and it had phenomenal success. The play ran for 1,463 performances at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London. It was a record run for any play in the history of musical theatre up to that time.
In those days the Italian opera was very popular in London. “The Beggar’s Opera” satirized Italian opera.
A Quick Guide to "The Beggar's Opera"
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Background and Origin
Chapter Three: Plot Summary
Chapter Four: Characters
Chapter Five: Summary All Acts
Chapter Six: Thematic Analysis