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John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004 : adaptations and re-writings

Author: Uwe Böker; Ines Detmers; Anna-Christina Giovanopoulos
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006.
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 105.
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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When Richard Steele remarked that "the greatest Evils in human Society are such as no Law can come at", he was not able to forsee the spectacular success of John Gay's satire of society, the administration of law and crime, politics, the Italian opera and other topics. Gay's The Beggar's Opera, with its mixture of witty dialogue and popular songs, was imitated by 18th century writers, criticized by those on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)607904791
Online version:
John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004.
Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2006
(OCoLC)608212707
Named Person: John Gay; John Gay; John Gay; John Gay; John Gay; Bertolt Brecht; Kurt Weill; John Gay, Schriftsteller.; Gay, John <Schriftsteller>
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Uwe Böker; Ines Detmers; Anna-Christina Giovanopoulos
ISBN: 9789042021136 9042021136
OCLC Number: 76873981
Language Note: Texts in German (7) or English (5), with some quoted passages in Portuguese also translated into German.
Description: 347 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Calendar of Important Adaptations and Re-Writings 1920-2004 Uwe BOKER, Ines DETMERS and Anna-Christina GIOVANOPOULOS: From Gay to Brecht and Beyond: Imitation and Re-Writing of The Beggar's Opera - 1728 to 2004 Uwe BOKER: John Gays The Beggar's Opera und die sozialhistorischen Kontexte: Satire, Kriminalitat, Ballade, Oper, Kommerzialisierung Ian GALLAGHER: The Beggar's Opera and its Criminal Law Context Horst HOHNE: Die Fortsetzung der Beggar's Opera: Polly (1728) Anna-Christina GIOVANOPOULOS: Robert Walpole und Jonathan Wild: Die satirischen Bezugspersonen von John Gays The Beggar's Opera Frank ENGELMANN: A Late Eighteenth-Century Ballad Opera and John Wilkes: The Bow-Street Opera (1773) Klaus SCHUHMACHER: Ekstasen der Sachlichkeit: Zur Dreigroschenoper (1928) von Bertolt Brecht und Kurt Weill Uwe BOKER: John Gays The Beggar's Opera und Vaclav Havels Zebracka opera (1975) Wumi RAJI: Opera Wonyosi (1977): Strategies of a Postcolonial Response to a Western Operatic Drama Kathrin SARTINGEN: Rewriting als produktive Differenz: Chico Buarque de Hollandas Opera do Malandro (1978) als brasilianische Wiederkehr von John Gays The Beggar's Opera Christoph Oliver MAYER: Italiens Spassmacher schlagt wieder zu: Dario Fos L'opera dello sghignazzo (1981) als provokatives Rewriting der Bettleroper Anja MULLER: Alan Ayckbourn's Beggar's Opera as A Chorus of Disapproval (1984) Contributors
Series Title: Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 105.
Responsibility: edited by Uwe Böker, Ines Detmers and Anna-Christina Giovanopoulos.

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When Richard Steele remarked that "the greatest Evils in human Society are such as no Law can come at", he was not able to forsee the spectacular success of John Gay's satire of society, the administration of law and crime, politics, the Italian opera and other topics. Gay's The Beggar's Opera, with its mixture of witty dialogue and popular songs, was imitated by 18th century writers, criticized by those on the seats of power, but remained a favourite of the English theatre public ever since. With N. Playfair's 1920 revival and B. Brecht's and K. Weill's 1928 Dreigroschenoper, Gay'

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