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Gay, John 1685-1732

Overview
Works: 1,579 works in 7,396 publications in 6 languages and 99,617 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical films  Film adaptations  History  Records and correspondence  Filmed operas  Bibliography  Biography  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Other, Composer, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Lyricist, Honoree, Creator, Contributor, Musician, bib, Adapter
Classifications: PR3473, 828.509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Gay
Fables by John Gay( Book )

293 editions published between 1727 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

349 editions published between 1728 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedic play
The poetical works of John Gay, including 'Polly', 'The beggar's opera' and selections from the other dramatic work by John Gay( Book )

95 editions published between 1777 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

115 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 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 )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea: Masque in Two Acts (First Version), HWV 49. Libretto: John Gay, Alexander Pope and John Hughes
The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

25 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteenth century plays by John Hampden( Book )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1980 in English and held by 816 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
Three hours after marriage : with the confederates and the two Keys by John Gay( Book )

65 editions published between 1717 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polly by John Gay( Book )

135 editions published between 1729 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dvě divadelní hry anglického dramatika, parodisty, satirika a básníka. Doba, jež uplynula od jejich napsání, ničeho neubrala ani divadelní účinnosti, ani společenskému dosahu jak Žebrácké opery, jedné z nejslavnějších parodiímravů a neřestí společnosti své doby, ať už je hrána v původní podobě nebo ve zpracování B. Brechta, tak jejímu pokračování Polly, inscenované s úspěchem v posledních letech na divadelní scéně v Londýně
Poems on several occasions Dedicated to the Reverend Dr. Delaune, president of St. John's college in Oxford by John Gay( Book )

178 editions published between 1720 and 1787 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shepherd's week, 1714 by John Gay( Book )

135 editions published between 1714 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by John Gay( Book )

242 editions published between 1737 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

89 editions published between 1714 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The what d'ye call it a tragi-comi-pastoral farce by John Gay( Book )

116 editions published between 1715 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

178 editions published between 1770 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acis and Galatea a serenata by John Gay( Book )

142 editions published between 1732 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

76 editions published between 1738 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( )

24 editions published between 1733 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HTML version of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. With elaborate biographical note
Fables. By Mr. Gay by John Gay( Book )

80 editions published between 1727 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables by John Gay( Book )

46 editions published between 1750 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 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, John

Gay, Mister 1685-1732

Gay, Mr., 1685-1732

Ge, Ioann 1685-1732

John Gay angielski poeta i dramaturg

John Gay Brits auteur

John Gay crivain britannique

John Gay englischer Schriftsteller

John Gay poeta e drammaturgo britannico

Τζον Γκέι Άγγλος ποιητής και δραματουργός

Гэй Д. 1685-1732

Джон Гей

Ջոն Գեյ

גאי, ג'ון

ג'ון גיי

גי, ג'ון 1685-1732

גיי, ג'ון

جون جي، 1685-1732

ಜಾನ್ ಗೇ

존 게이

ゲイ, ジョン

ジョン・ゲイ

Languages
English (2,450)

German (16)

French (13)

Irish (3)

Spanish (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
Trivia, or, The art of walking the streets of LondonJohn 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