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Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 1,620 works in 6,661 publications in 5 languages and 80,660 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Records and correspondence  Television adaptations  Manuscripts  Poetry  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Musical settings 
Roles: Librettist, Translator, Other, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Lyricist, Collaborator, Adapter
Classifications: AC4, 782.12
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The beggar's opera by John Gay ( Book )
411 editions published between 1728 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 7,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, John Gay turned the conventions of Italian opera riotously upside-down, instead using traditional popular ballads and street tunes, while also indulging in political satire at the expense of the then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole
The beggar's opera As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincoln's Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. Gay by John Gay ( )
219 editions published between 1728 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fables : in one volume complete by John Gay ( )
171 editions published between 1764 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1711, one of the most popular literary forms in England was the fable. The fable may seem restricted to wise sayings and modern parodies, but authors wrote them to further their religious and literary causes and they also translated politics into a fabulous satirical menagerie. The fable, whatever its subject, was always didactic, and behind the wolves, foxes, rabbits, frogs, and bears was the moral. This appealed to a public that found pleasure in finding instruction in its literature, and explains in part the continued popularity of the most successful collection of English fables, the series by John Gay. -- from Preface
Fables in two parts. Wrote for the amusement of His Royal Highness William Duke of Cumberland. By the late Mr. John Gay by John Gay ( )
151 editions published between 1738 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fables by John Gay ( Book )
268 editions published between 1727 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The shepherd's week In six pastorals. Written by the late Mr. John Gay by John Gay ( )
116 editions published between 1714 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fables. By Mr. Gay by John Gay ( )
116 editions published between 1727 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems on several occasions By Mr. John Gay. by Thomas Parnell ( )
146 editions published between 1720 and 1787 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fables. By the late Mr Gay. In two volumes by John Gay ( )
103 editions published between 1738 and 2005 in English and Irish and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The what d'ye call it a tragi-comi-pastoral farce. By Mr. John Gay by John Gay ( )
113 editions published between 1715 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beggar's opera by John Gay ( )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
HTML version of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. With elaborate biographical note
Acis and Galatea a serenata; as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden. The musick composed by Mr. Handel by John Gay ( )
94 editions published between 1732 and 2010 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Polly an opera. Being the second part of The beggar's opera. Written by Mr. Gay by John Gay ( )
85 editions published between 1729 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trivia or, the art of walking the streets of London. By Mr. Gay by John Gay ( )
84 editions published between 1714 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poetical works of John Gay, including 'Polly', 'The beggar's opera' and selections from the other dramatic work by John Gay ( Book )
21 editions published between 1926 and 1989 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden ( Book )
11 editions published between 1928 and 1980 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cato, Jane Shore, The Beggar's Opera, Tom Thumb the Great, The London Merchant, The clandestine Marriage and the West Indian
Three hours after marriage by John Gay ( Book )
57 editions published between 1717 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beggar's opera by John Christopher Pepusch ( Recording )
57 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Beggar's Opera. William McAlpine, Ronald Lewis, John Frost, MaryThomas, Doreen Murray, Jean Allister, Edgar Fleet. Max Goberman, director
Acis und Galatea, Pastoral by George Frideric Handel ( )
49 editions published between 1732 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
II. Vokalmusik. 2. Oratorien
The Beggar's opera by John Gay ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ballad opera set among London's criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places
 
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Alternative Names
Gay, ... 1685-1732
Gay, Johann 1685-1732
Gay, John
Gay, Mister 1685-1732
Gay, Mr., 1685-1732
Ge, Ioann, 1685-1732
جون جي، 1685-1732
ゲイ, ジョン
Languages
English (2,355)
French (29)
German (17)
Czech (4)
Irish (3)
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