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Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 1,837 works in 8,385 publications in 5 languages and 104,930 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Librettos  Ballad operas  History  Records and correspondence  Filmed operas  Vocal scores 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Other, Composer, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Musician, Adapter
Classifications: PR3474, 828.509
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The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

496 editions published between 1728 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedic play
The beggar's opera by John Gay( Recording )

166 editions published between 1733 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,544 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 John Gay( Book )

293 editions published between 1727 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

29 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden( Book )

23 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in English and held by 832 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
The poetical works of John Gay, including 'Polly', 'The beggar's opera' and selections from the other dramatic work by John Gay( Book )

29 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hours after marriage : with the confederates and the two Keys by John Gay( Book )

83 editions published between 1717 and 2011 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and French and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea: Masque in Two Acts (First Version), HWV 49. Libretto: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes
Poems on several occasions : Dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Delaune, president of St. John's college in Oxford by John Gay( Book )

164 editions published between 1720 and 1787 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by John Gay( Book )

187 editions published between 1737 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

112 editions published between 1714 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distress'd wife : a comedy by John Gay( Book )

58 editions published between 1734 and 2011 in English and Irish and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

222 editions published between 1764 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1738 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera : Written by Mr. Gay by John Gay( Book )

56 editions published between 1728 and 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

87 editions published between 1733 and 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

42 editions published between 1716 and 1760 in English and held by 65 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 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of John Gay by John Gay( Book )

12 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beggar's opera
Alternative Names
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 angielski poeta i dramaturg

John Gay Brits auteur

John Gay écrivain britannique

John Gay englischer Schriftsteller

John Gay poeta e drammaturgo britannico

Τζον Γκέι Άγγλος ποιητής και δραματουργός

Гэй Д

Гэй Д. 1685-1732

Джон Гей

Ջոն Գեյ

גאי, ג'ון

ג'ון גיי

ג'ון גיי סופר בריטי

גי, ג'ון 1685-1732

גיי, ג'ון

جان گی

جون جي، 1685-1732

ಜಾನ್ ಗೇ

게이, 존 1685-1732

존 게이

ゲイ, ジョン

ジョン・ゲイ

Languages
English (2,360)

German (30)

French (9)

Irish (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The beggar's operaJohn 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