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The Beggar's Opera Study Guide & Essays

by John Gay

Though The Beggar's Opera has earned a reputation for its ironically rambunctious exploration of amoral characters, crime syndicates, and overt sexuality, John Gay originally intended it primarily as a political statement, a comment on both the royal court of his time and statesmen in general.


The Beggar's Opera study guide contains a biography of John Gay, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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Posted By harold t #76611 at Jan 15, 2009 9:26 PM

similarity between threepenny and beggar's opera

isn't threepenny opera by brecht based on gay's beggar's opera? what are some of the similarities and differences?

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Posted By romina f #173517 at Mar 10, 2011 7:19 PM