WorldCat Identities

Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 2,552 works in 11,090 publications in 6 languages and 115,484 library holdings
Genres: Ballad operas  Drama  Librettos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Picaresque drama  Operas  Musical films  Vocal scores  Poetry  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Other, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Lyricist, Creator, Editor, Adapter, Honoree, Musician, Performer, Illustrator
Classifications: PR3474, 822.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Gay
The beggar's opera by John Gay( )

618 editions published between 1728 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 11,392 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
Fables by the late Mr. Gay. In one volume complete by John Gay( )

287 editions published between 1764 and 2010 in English and French and held by 3,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel( )

50 editions published between 1951 and 2019 in English and German and held by 2,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Feb. 1978 in Henry Wood Hall, London
The beggar's opera : as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn-Fields by John Gay( )

240 editions published between 1728 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables. By the late Mr. Gay by John Gay( )

142 editions published between 1733 and 2018 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly : an opera. Being the second part of The beggar's opera. Written by Mr. Gay by John Gay( )

111 editions published between 1729 and 1777 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

120 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1981 Richard Bonynge, together with an illustrious cast of singers (Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, et. al.) and actors (Angela Lansbury, Warren Mitchell, Michael Hordern, et. al.) went into Kingsway Hall for a recording of a new edition (by Richard Bonynge and Douglas Gamley) of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Written in 1728, it is a ballad opera in three acts (Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.) Running for 62 consecutive performances, the piece notched up a record the longest run in theatre history up to that time. Unlike other existing recordings of The Beggar's Opera, this new performing edition features opera stars alongside great actors as well as a full-size (double woodwind) orchestra. One of the most sought after of Sutherland/Bonynge collaborations, the original CD has long been out of print and here reappears with the original liner notes as well as the full libretto
Fables. By the late Mr. Gay. Volume the second by John Gay( )

103 editions published between 1738 and 1772 in 3 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherd's week : In six pastorals. By Mr. J. Gay by John Gay( )

96 editions published between 1714 and 2018 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trivia, or, The art of walking the streets of London by John Gay( )

99 editions published between 1701 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables. By the late Mr. Gay. In two volumes by John Gay( )

55 editions published between 1755 and 1799 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wine : a poem by John Gay( )

70 editions published between 1708 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay's first known printed piece, in which he denies that water-drinkers can make successful authors. cf. Oxford companion to English literature
The poetical works of John Gay, including 'Polly', 'The beggar's opera' and selections from the other dramatic work by John Gay( Book )

31 editions published between 1926 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden( Book )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1980 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables. By the late Mr. John Gay. In two parts. Complete in one volume by John Gay( )

44 editions published between 1774 and 2018 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( Visual )

58 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballad opera set among London's 18th century criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places
The beggar's opera, written by Mr Gay by John Gay( )

97 editions published between 1728 and 2018 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovid's Metamorphoses in fifteen books by Ovid( Book )

17 editions published between 1717 and 1961 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera : a ballad-opera by John Gay (1728) in a new musical version realised from the original airs : op. 43 by Benjamin Britten( )

53 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time
Three hours after marriage : a comedy by John Gay( )

51 editions published between 1717 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The beggar's opera
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The beggar's operaSlavery and Augustan literature : Swift, Pope and GayDie 3groschenoper = The threepenny operaJohn Gay and the ScribleriansDeep play : John Gay and the invention of modernitySlavery and Augustan literature : Swift, Pope, Gay
Alternative Names
A. John Gay

Gay.

Gay 1685-1732

Gay 1685-1732 Mister

Gay 1685-1732 Mr

Gay, Johann 1685-1732

Gay, Johnann 1685-1732

Gay Juan

Gay, Juan 1685-1732

Gay, Mister 1685-1732

Gay, Mr., 1685-1732

Ge, Ioann

Ge, Ioann 1685-1732

John Gay

John Gay angielski poeta i dramaturg

John Gay Brits auteur

John Gay écrivain britannique

John Gay englischer Schriftsteller

John Gay poeta e dramaturgo britânico

John Gay poeta e drammaturgo britannico

Τζον Γκέι Άγγλος ποιητής και δραματουργός

Гэй Д

Гэй Д. 1685-1732

Джон Гей

Джон Гей английский поэт и драматург

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גאי, ג'ון

ג'ון גיי

ג'ון גיי סופר בריטי

גי, ג'ון 1685-1732

גיי, ג'ון

جان گی

جون جاي

جون جي، 1685-1732

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게이, 존 1685-1732

존 게이

ゲイ, ジョン

ジョン・ゲイ

Languages
English (2,418)

German (48)

French (18)

Irish (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)