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The beggar"s opera.

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Barron"s Educational Series , Great Neck, N.Y
Ballad operas -- Libr
StatementBy John Gay. Edited by Benjamin W. Griffith, Jr. Illus. By Keagh.
SeriesTheatre classics for the modern reader
ContributionsGay, John, 1685-1732.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsML50 .5 1962
The Physical Object
Pagination 162 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5829560M
LC Control Number61018353
OCLC/WorldCa1213065

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Peachum, king of the beggars, marries the notorious thief Macheath. Motivated by his own self-interest, Peachum not only disapproves of the match, but he also sees Macheath as a mortal enemy and threat to his business. '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.

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