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The Beggar's Opera.

by GAY John:

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About This Item

London. Daniel O'Connor. 1922. . Hardback. Unnumbered copy of Ltd. Ed. of 1,000 copies, of which 950 numbered copies were for sale. Grey covers with cream cloth spine. Paste-down titles to front cover & spine in worn plain dustwrapper with paste-down titles to front panel & spine & blind-stamped portrait to front cover. Wear to edges & tears to spine-ends. Untrimmed page edges. Some foxing throughout. 11.2" x 8". xxiv pp. + viii pp. + 99 pp. Illus: 24 tissue-guarded plates & illus. front & rear endpapers. Wt: 1.25 Kg. Good (Good-)

Synopsis

‘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.

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Bookseller
Mr Mac GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
21417
Title
The Beggar's Opera.
Author
GAY John:
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London. Daniel O'Connor. 1922.
Keywords
Plays Theatre Drama NOISBN
Bookseller catalogs
Theatre and Drama;

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Mr Mac - Secondhand, Out-of-Print books for Sale and Free Booksearch service. Member of the P.B.F.A. (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association) Business established in 1994.

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