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Beggar's Opera, the (1728) [Play]
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Summary :

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 Englandís 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 Brecht's Threepenny Opera.

Original title: The Beggar's Opera
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysEnglish

This work is imitated by the following works :
     Threepenny Opera, the (1928) [Play]
      Author: Bertolt Brecht

Edition #1: Beggar's Opera, the

Beggar's Opera, the (1728)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0486408884

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