John Gay and the London Theatre

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University Press of Kentucky, 1993 - Drama - 212 pages
 

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Contents

ApprenticeshipA Prelude
1
The Mohocks
11
Chaucer in Augustan England
26
Words and Music
41
False Starts
60
The Beggar and His Opera
73
The Beggars Opera in Theatre History
87
The Opera as Work of Art
109
Last Plays
145
Epilogue
169
Were the Mohocks Ever Anything More than a Hairstyle?
171
Gays Payment for the Opera
174
Reference Abbreviations
175
Notes
178
Index
201
Copyright

Polly and the Censors
128

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