The Beggar's Opera and Polly

The Beggar's Opera and Polly

Course Codes:  ENGL 1100W
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Semester:  Winter-2018
Oxford University Press | May 9, 2013 | 256 pages

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.

-- show less
++ show more
ISBN: 9780199642229
$11.95

		

What do you think?: