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The plays of John Gay

John Gay

The plays of John Gay

by John Gay

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in Folcroft, Pa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementornamented by Martin Travers.
SeriesThe Abbey classics ;, no. 14-15.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3473 .A1 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination p. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4726905M
ISBN 100841420262
LC Control Number78014747
OCLC/WorldCa4125394

'Whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another'The tale of Peachum, thief-taker and informer, conspiring to send the dashing and promiscuous highwayman Macheath to the gallows, became the theatrical sensation of the eighteenth century. In The Beggar's Opera, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular 3/5(3). The Beggar's Opera - Ebook written by John Gay. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Beggar's Opera.

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The life of John Gay, by Dr. Samuel Johnson. Bibliography of Gay\'s plays. The Mohocks. The what d\'ye call it. The captives. The beggar\'s operaII. Polly. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gay, John, Plays of John Gay. Boston: Small, Maynard, [] (OCoLC) Document Type.

* Complete poetical works of John Gay, based on the Lawrence and Bullen Edition, * Includes Gay’s famous plays, including all of the ballad operas * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special alphabetical contents tables for the poetry.

John Gay () was a poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (), his ballad-opera set in London's criminal underworld while satirising contemporary politics and politicians.

"Deep Play" examines the emergence of modern self- and social-consciousness in eighteenth-century Britain as an awareness of class and culture.

It examines popular ballads and songs, country dances, catches, mumming plays, beliefs and sayings, fables, stories, and legends as these plebeian cultural materials are brought by Gay to comment on "polite" opera, drama, and literature.

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The Online Books Page. Online Books by. John Gay (Gay, John, ) An online book about this author is available, as is a Wikipedia article. Gay, John, The Beggar's Opera HTML at Renascence Editions. The Beggar's Opera by John Gay The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in by John Gay.

It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular s: john gay wrote a pretty good play. it has some good satirical moments (unsurprising, considering this is the 18th century) and has some good contrast and interplay between the players of different classes.

it's probably not something you'd come back to frequently, but you've definitely read worst plays for a literary history class more nuanced /5(). With The Beggar's Opera, 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 Reviews: Book Description: The Beggar's Opera, often referred to today as the first musical comedy, was the most popular dramatic piece of the eighteenth century -- and is the work that John Gay () is best remembered for having association of popular music and satiric lyrics has proved to be continuingly attractive, and variations on theOperahave flourished in this century: by.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Notes Also issued, with a cancel titlepage, as vol.4 of: 'The works of Mr. John Gay complete, in four volumes', London, ; and as vol.4 of: 'The poetical, dramatic, and miscellaneous works of John Gay.

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Also issued, with a cancel titlepage, as vol.4 of: 'The works of Mr. John Gay complete, in four volumes', London, ; and as vol.4 of: 'The poetical, dramatic, and miscellaneous works of John : Paperback. The book contains the following plays: Cato by Joseph Addison Jane Shore by Nicholas Rowe The Beggar's Opera by John Gay The Tragedy of T /5(17).

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price John Gay's bawdy and burlesque pastiche of classical Italian opera, often regarded as the world's first ever musical. Peachum the thief-catcher is horrified when he discovers his beloved daughter Polly has married Macheath the highwayman; he and his wife.

Plays by John Gay. Publication date Publisher Printed for W. Strahan [and others] Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of New York Public Library Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

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Free shipping for many products! In John Gay and the London Theatre, the first book-length study of John Gay as dramatic author, Calhoun Winton recognized the Opera as part of an entirely self-conscious career in the theatre, a career that Gay pursued from his earliest days as a writer in London and continued to follow to his death.

Winton emphasizes Gay's knowledge of and Author: Calhoun Winton.