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by Bryan Loughrey,T. O. Treadwell,John Gay

Category: Dramas and Plays
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Bryan Loughrey,T. O. Treadwell,John Gay
ISBN: 0140432205
ISBN13: 978-0140432206
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Edition Unstated edition (January 6, 1987)
Pages: 128
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Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 28/08/1986. In THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Gay's highly original depiction of the thieves, informers, prostitutes and highwaymen thronging the slums and prisons of the corrupt London underworld proved brilliantly successful in exposing the dark side of a corrupt and jaded society.

In The Beggar’s Opera, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously .

In The Beggar’s Opera, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Bryan Loughrey and T. O. Treadwell’s introduction examines the eighteenth-century background of musical theatre and opera, the changing cityscape of London and the corruption of the legal system. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch

The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. 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 today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative.

Bryan Loughrey and T. Treadwell's introduction examines the eighteenth-century background of musical theatre and opera, the changing cityscape of London and the corruption of the legal system.

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John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera, ed. by Bryan Loughrey and T O Treadwell (Harmondsworth: Penguin . His book about Shakespeare's global influence, Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe, is out now in paperback

John Gay, The Beggar’s Opera, ed. by Bryan Loughrey and T O Treadwell (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986). His book about Shakespeare's global influence, Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe, is out now in paperback.

The classic by John Ga. his famous celebration of the common man was first performed in 1728. It is full of humour and satire and is as relevant today as it was in the eighteenth century.

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In The Beggar’s Opera, John Gay turned conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down . For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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‘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 ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole. Gay’s highly original depiction of the thieves, informers, prostitutes and highwaymen thronging the slums and prisons of the corrupt London underworld proved brilliantly successful in exposing the dark side of a corrupt and jaded society.Bryan Loughrey and T. O. Treadwell’s introduction examines the eighteenth-century background of musical theatre and opera, the changing cityscape of London and the corruption of the legal system. This edition also includes a note on the music in The Beggar’s Opera and suggestions for further reading.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Comments to eBook The Beggar's Opera (Penguin Classics)
Mr Freeman
It's got the full text, which is what I wanted.
Of course, being an uber-cheap Dover edition, it's got some weirdnesses--like the play comes to an end, it's got the endpapers... and then it starts again on like page 21 and goes to the end AGAIN... lol
Dilkree
Originally, I was not thrilled on reading this book. The book was assigned to me in my British studies class and I was not looking forward to it. However, I was pleasantly surprised at two things. First, it was short read and easy to comprehend. Last, it was really funny! John Gay's writing is tough yet flowery, which I love. I'm glad I did read this book because now I want to read some more of his work. On the contrary, this would be strictly for enjoyment purposes.
Joony
Not sure why this is not free, seeing as how the book has public domain for a century or two, but the price is affordable, so what the heck.
Beabandis
I read the Begger's Opera in the pass.
Hǻrley Quinn
The book arrived ok and it was not dammaged at all
Rleyistr
Very good read. Purchased for a course. Would purchase from seller again.
Karg
I ordered "THE BEGGARS OPERA" assuming it was in fact an "OPERA SCORE". I've ordered many from here and Ebay, because I'm an Opera singer. I say this only to confirm I know what an opera score is and looks like. Instead I received an old small grey paperback book, which was for an acting high school class.,
It was very disappointing. I must mention it took extra long to receive it, I contacted seller, and they said they had no way of tracking my item!
I never heard this before from any other sellers I have dealt with. So I contacted Seller again telling them, this is certainly not what was listed, and the picture was completely different. I was expecting a complete opera score "TO LOOK LIKE THEIR PICTURE LISTED ON I said this is false advertising!! "THE SELLER HAS BLAMED AMAZON FOR EVERYTHING, as for the reason they couldn't track my package. THE SELLER BLAMED AMAZON FOR ME RECEIVING THE WRONG ITEM. I said, "excuse me, but you listed this item, and you sent it out late, and you knew you were sending the WRONG ITEM! You looked at it, packed it, and mailed it out, full well knowing it was the wrong item. You posted a completely different picture.
They kept putting the blame and responsibility on Amazon. I don't believe that to be true.
The seller would not send me back a prepaid postage label for me to return item. Such audacity ! This was so frustrating, because I needed the opera score, and counting on it, and then I receive the wrong book! It is absolutely useless to me. Because they have been very difficult to deal with, I just opt for the AMAZON GIFT CARD, otherwise I would have to wait almost 2 weeks to resolve this case. It is not worth my time or effort. As far as I am concerned this seller is on my "NEVER TO BUY FROM" again. I don't want future buyers to go through this. We are here to help each other, as customers. Remember "the customer is always right?"
The Penguin edition of John Gay's Beggar's Opera is indeed a fine piece of work - at least, the edition in paperback edited by Treadwell and Loughrey has terrific footnotes and a fine introductory essay that places The Beggar's Opera in the context of its time. The context includes not only information about the Italian operas that it parodies, but about the real people such as Jonathan Wild, the thief-taker, on whom Mr. Peachum was modeled, and Robert Walpole, the Georgian power broker and womanizer who was the original of Captain Macheath. Fascinating. The dark Satanic mills of Blake's time originated in Georgian times, in the east London of Hogarth's gin mills, which were an economic stimulus pure and simple, to benefit the rich by encouraging the degeneracy of the poor. Your appreciation of Gay's ironic opera will be enhanced by knowing this background.
But you will NOT find it in this edition, which as far as I can tell from the sample, has ONLY the text, no footnotes (footnotes are quite clarifying unless you are an expert in street argot of the time) and no introductory essay. BLEAH. Why does Amazon persist in putting reviews of one edition to work to sell something else that is quite inferior?
If you want JUST the text, get the freebie. This isn't worth $3.
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