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Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 1,843 works in 8,522 publications in 6 languages and 105,500 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
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The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

939 editions published between 1072 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 6,206 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
The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

106 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,147 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 by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and German and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea: Masque in Two Acts (First Version), HWV 49. Libretto: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes
Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden( Book )

25 editions published between 1928 and 1984 in English and held by 831 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 )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Christopher Pepusch( Visual )

84 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 774 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 )

182 editions published between 1720 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea : a masque by George Frideric Handel( )

53 editions published between 1732 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalmusik. 2. Oratorien
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( )

69 editions published between 1928 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hours after marriage by John Gay( Book )

80 editions published between 1717 and 2011 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by John Gay( Book )

183 editions published between 1737 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

113 editions published between 1714 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

225 editions published between 1764 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1734 and 2011 in English and Irish and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

87 editions published between 1738 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 184 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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1733 and 2005 in English and held by 100 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 )

69 editions published between 1729 and 1777 in English and held by 64 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

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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 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 (2,534)

German (128)

French (3)

Irish (2)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
The beggar's operaAcis and Galatea : a masqueDie 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