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The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

By: John Gay

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A receiver of stolen goods informs on his chief supplier, setting in motion an increasingly absurd turn of events that climaxes in a parody of 18th-century England’s passion for sentimental tragedy. In addition to its burlesque of the then-current vogue for Italian operatic styles, this satirical 1728 play ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions, depicting crime and vice at every level of society. Influential prototype for Threepenny Opera.
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ISBN 100486408884
ISBN 139780486408880
Author/EditorJohn Gay
FormatBook
Grade level9 and Up (ages 14 and up)
Page Count64
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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