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Play directory : The Beggar's Opera

Welcome to the Mandy Theatre Professionals Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Theatre Professionals members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Gay
  • Written
    1728
  • Setting
    England
  • Overview
    It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today.

    The piece satirised Italian opera, which had become popular in London. However, instead of the grand music and themes of opera, it used familiar tunes and characters that were ordinary people.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: The Beggar's Opera
  • Roles

    Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals who have been involved in The Beggar's Opera

Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals who have been involved in The Beggar's Opera