German View all editions and formats Summary: The Beggar's Opera has had an influence on all later British stage comedies, especially on nineteenth century British comic opera and the modern musical. Machine generated contents note: User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Preview this item Preview this item. Bob Booty the nickname of Robert Walpole. Free Online Literature and Study Guides".
Hawkins blamed Gay for tempting these men with "the charms of idleness and criminal pleasure," which Hawkins saw Macheath as representing and glorifying.
John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, 1728-2004 : adaptations and re-writings
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The Beggar's Opera premiered at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre on 29 January  and ran for 62 consecutive performances, the second longest run in theatre history up to that time after performances of Robert Cambert 's Pomone in Paris in As was typical practice of the time in London, a commemorative "score" of the entire opera was assembled and published quickly. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. However, Polly has hidden Macheath. However, Macheath now finds that four more pregnant women each claim him as their husband.