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Book Title: The Beggar's Opera|
The author of the book: John Gay
ISBN 13: 9780140432206
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.72 MB
Date of issue: August 28th 1986
Read full description of the books The Beggar's Opera:Our story begins with a Mr. Peachum, a fence and thief-catcher, whose daughter Polly has has secretly married famous highwayman Macheath. So as a father who makes his living blackmailing thieves, he decides to kill his son-in-law so his daughter can inherit a fortune. One problem: Polly found out.
This wacky premise is accompanied by equally wacky songs, whores talking like ladies of court about taking money from men, comically bad hero Macheath who has promised marriage to at least 40 women and the cat fight that ensues from those promises.
I love how the ending was just like: 'Y'all can't handle a realistic ending!' so we got a happy one instead. Personally, I would have preferred that the cat fight turn into an alliance against Macheath and Peachum and a subsequent rebellion, but this works too.
Read information about the authorJohn Gay was an English poet and dramatist. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.
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