The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera Sources and ClassicNote Author

  • William Eben Schultz. Gay's The Beggar's Opera: Its History, Content and Influence. London: Cambridge University Press, 1968.
  • Bertrand Harris Bronson. Facets of the Enlightenment. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1968.
  • A.P. Herbert. Mr. Gay's London:With Extracts from the Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer for the City of London and County of Middlesex in the Years 1732 And 1733. London: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1976.
  • Sven M. Armens. John Gay, Social Critic. New York: Columbia, 1954.
  • John Gay, C.F. Burgess. The Beggar's Opera and Companion Pieces, ed. C. F. Burgess. Northbrook, Illinois: AHM Publishing Corporation, 1966.
  • C.F. Burgess, "Political Satire: John Gay's The Beggar's Opera," The Midwest Quarterly, VI (1965), 265-276.

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