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Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 1,896 works in 8,711 publications in 6 languages and 108,045 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Ballad operas  Librettos  Picaresque drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Vocal scores  Musical films  Film adaptations  History  Scores 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Other, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Musician, Performer, Adapter
Classifications: PR3474, 822.5
Publication Timeline
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The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

984 editions published between 1072 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 6,283 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
Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel( )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Feb. 1978 in Henry Wood Hall, London
The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

110 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,313 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
Acis and Galatea : a masque by George Frideric Handel( )

56 editions published between 1732 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalmusik. 2. Oratorien
The beggar's opera by John Gay( Visual )

91 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballad opera set among London's criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places
Poems on several occasions : Dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Delaune, president of St. John's college in Oxford by John Gay( Book )

194 editions published between 1720 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dreigroschenoper = The beggar's opera : ein Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht Bildern nach dem Englischen des John Gay by Kurt Weill( )

70 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hours after marriage by John Gay( Book )

79 editions published between 1717 and 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly by John Gay( Book )

80 editions published between 1729 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by John Gay( Book )

188 editions published between 1737 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherd's week : in six pastorals by John Gay( Book )

116 editions published between 1714 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by the late Mr. Gay. In one volume complete by John Gay( Book )

232 editions published between 1764 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables. By the late Mr Gay. Volume the second by John Gay( Book )

92 editions published between 1738 and 2005 in English and Irish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera : As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields. Written by Mr. Gay by John Gay( Book )

75 editions published between 1752 and 1988 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

88 editions published between 1733 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trivia : or, the art of walking the streets of London. By Mr. Gay by John Gay( Book )

46 editions published between 1716 and 1760 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

68 editions published between 1729 and 1777 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on several occasions by John Gay( Book )

45 editions published between 1771 and 1775 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of John Gay by John Gay( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die 3groschenoper = The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Visual )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2007 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the impoverished back alleys of Victorian London, The threepenny opera follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. With a palpable evocation of corruption and dread, set to Weill's irresistible score, The threepenny opera remains a benchmark of early sound cinema
 
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The beggar's opera
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Gay.

Gay 1685-1732

Gay 1685-1732 Mister

Gay 1685-1732 Mr

Gay, Johann 1685-1732

Gay, Johnann 1685-1732

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Gay, Mister 1685-1732

Gay, Mr., 1685-1732

Ge, Ioann

Ge, Ioann 1685-1732

John Gay angielski poeta i dramaturg

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John Gay écrivain britannique

John Gay englischer Schriftsteller

John Gay poeta e drammaturgo britannico

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Гэй Д. 1685-1732

Джон Гей

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Languages
English (2,583)

German (136)

French (21)

Spanish (2)

Irish (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
Acis and Galatea : a masqueThe beggar's operaDie Dreigroschenoper = The beggar's opera : ein Stück mit Musik in einem Vorspiel und acht Bildern nach dem Englischen des John GayJohn Gay and the ScribleriansDeep play : John Gay and the invention of modernitySlavery and Augustan literature : Swift, Pope, GayJohn Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004 : adaptations and re-writings