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- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
The Beggar's Opera is the only ballad opera that is still popularly performed today. A ballad opera is a satirical musical, which uses the form of an opera but incorporates popular songs and ballads as well as operatic numbers. The Beggar's Opera satirizes the corruption to be found in all levels of society. Its immense popularity provided... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00
The great lords and powerful public officials of early 18th century England are represented as highwaymen and thieves in this deliciously satirical ballad opera. In addition to its burlesque of the contemporary vogue for Italian operatic styles, John Gay's 1728 masterpiece ridicules a broad spectrum of political figures and social conventions?marriage,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 3.18
O! may thy Virtue guard thee through the Roads Of Drury 's mazy Courts, and dark Abodes, The Harlots guileful Paths, who nightly stand, Where Katherine-street descends into the Strand . more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 1.99
When Polly Peachum, daughter to a local fence and thief-catcher, marries infamous highwayman Macheath, it sets off a comically dangerous chain of events as Polly?s father is determined to have his new son-in-law killed. However, Polly isn?t the only woman in Macheath?s life, and he soon gets caught up in the consequences of his many indiscretions.... more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99
With The Beggar's Opera (1728), Gay invented the ballad opera. It is here published for the first time with its sequel, Polly, in which Macheath and Polly Peachum are transplanted to the West Indies. Together the plays offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws are impossible to tell apart. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99
War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences provides readers both a history of Iran?s relationship with the West and an expert?s estimation of what the political, human and financial costs of full-scale war with Iran might be. more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 70.00
Up the ante on your FirePOWER with Advanced FireSIGHT Administration exam prep Securing Cisco Networks with Sourcefire IPS Study Guide, Exam 500-285, provides 100% coverage of the FirePOWER with Advanced FireSIGHT Administration exam objectives. With clear and concise information regarding crucial next-generation... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 98.00
When Richard Steele remarked that "the greatest Evils in human Society are such as no Law can come at", he was not able to forsee the spectacular success of John Gay's satire of society, the administration of law and crime, politics, the Italian opera and other topics. Gay's The Beggar's Opera , with its mixture of witty dialogue... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.78
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... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 129.00
The global greenhouse effect may be one of the greatest challenges ever to face humankind. If fossil fuel use, and the consequent CO emissions, 2 continue to increase at their current trend, there is the possibility that over the next century there will be massive climate change and the flooding of coastal areas. The economics profession is beginning... more...