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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2003
July 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SELLER
Penguin Books Limited
SIZE
635.6
KB

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