Newark [Del.] : University of Delaware Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c2001
|描述：||322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|内容：||pt. 1. Metaleptic methods: 1. The beggar's opera in the twentieth century : Brecht, Havel, and Ayckbourn rewrite Macheath ; 2. Dangerous sissy : the life of John Gay and the making of a "manly" canon ; 3. Apollo, Bowzybeus, and Molly Mog : popular culture, print markets, and oral traditions ; 4. Virgil upended : literary tradition, mock pastoral, and social rank --
pt. 2. Mapping the new order : rank and mobility, gender and sexuality, culture and nature: 5. Village mumming on an urban stage: The what-d'ye-call-it and Three hours after marriage ; 6. Opera, gender, and social strata : Gay and Handel's Aci and Galatea ; 7. Popular songs and the politics of heroism : the "beggar's" operas ; 8. Country dancing and the satire of empire in Polly ; 9. Sexuality, the middling sort, and the invention of "camp" : Achilles in petticoats ; 10. Lessons of the "natural" world from Gay to William Blake : the animal fables.
"A major rereading of John Gay, this study shows that Gay's satiric preoccupations disclose the key intellectual, ethical, aesthetic, and sociopolitical underpinnings of the modern era. Such works as The Beggar's Opera, Trivia, Achilles, and The Shepherd's Week map the dynamics of the emerging capitalist order of eighteenth-century Britain. Distinguishing "popular" from "polite" culture and making rich use of both, Gay's satires encode the stratifying categories of our modern world of striving individuals: genders, social classes, ethnic and racial identities, and sexual orientations. "Deep Play" uncovers a diverse cultural context for Gay's work, providing song texts, musical examples, dance diagrams, portraits and engravings."--BOOK JACKET.