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Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 1,934 works in 8,919 publications in 6 languages and 107,992 library holdings
Genres: Ballad operas  Librettos  Picaresque drama  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Scores  Records and correspondence  Vocal scores  Televised operas  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Other, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Editor, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Adapter, Performer, Musician
Classifications: PR3474, 822.5
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The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

981 editions published between 1072 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,917 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 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

100 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 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
Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden( Book )

28 editions published between 1928 and 1998 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated readi
The poetical works of John Gay, including 'Polly', 'The beggar's opera' and selections from the other dramatic work by John Gay( Book )

27 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 809 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 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballad opera set among London's criminal classes, full of satirical jibes about corruption in high places
Acis and Galatea : a masque by George Frideric Handel( )

53 editions published between 1732 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalmusik. 2. Oratorien
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( )

55 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems on several occasions : Dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Delaune, president of St. John's college in Oxford by John Gay( Book )

174 editions published between 1720 and 1787 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by John Gay( Book )

200 editions published between 1737 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

119 editions published between 1714 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

234 editions published between 1767 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1734 and 1952 in English and Irish and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

85 editions published between 1738 and 1772 in English and Irish and held by 138 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 )

77 editions published between 1752 and 1988 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1733 and 1830 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

61 editions published between 1750 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 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 75 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 )

47 editions published between 1771 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beggar's opera
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Gay 1685-1732

Gay 1685-1732 Mister

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Gay, Mr., 1685-1732

Ge, Ioann

Ge, Ioann 1685-1732

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Languages
English (2,579)

German (55)

French (23)

Irish (2)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Eighteenth century playsThe beggar's operaAcis and Galatea : a masqueDeep 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