John Gay and the London Theatre /

The Beggar's Opera, often referred to today as the first musical comedy, was the most popular dramatic piece of the eighteenth century -- and is the work that John Gay (1685-1732) is best remembered for having written. That association of popular music and satiric lyrics has proved to be contin...

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Main Author: Winton, Calhoun.
Language:English
Published: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1993.
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Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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