The Beggar's Opera

GAY, [John]

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John Gay's three-act play, The Beggar's Opera (1728) is a ballad opera with music originally by Johann Christoph Pepusch. A classic satire of the Augustan period in English literature, the play is in part still popular today because of Bertoldt Brecht's revision of the play as The Three-Penny Opera in 1928 to celebrate the play's 200th anniversary.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: for J. Wenman
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1777
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    18p. 21.5 cm. Disbound. Frontispiece, title page and page of dramatis personae disconnected from the rest of the text which remains sewn together. Good condition.

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