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The Beggar's Opera and Companion Pieces
The Beggar's Opera and Companion Pieces
Author: John Gay
The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay. It is 1 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. The piece satirized Italian opera, which had become popular in London. The story satirized politics, poverty and...  more »
ISBN: 408133
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 112
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Publisher: Meredith
Book Type: Paperback
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