The Beggar's Opera (Penguin Classics)

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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 balla...

Series: Penguin Classics
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Edition Unstated edition (January 6, 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0140432205
ISBN-13: 978-0140432206
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 267007
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook

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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...

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et 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.