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The Beggar's Opera

Edited by

David Lindley

and

Vivien Jones

~playauthor~Written by~ John Gay , David Lindley , Vivien Jones ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Lindley , Vivien Jones

Methuen Drama, 2010

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 46, Roles: Total (26), Female (12), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...Gay’s ‘ballad opera’ set in eighteenth-century London’s underworld is at once a vigorous satire on the moral and financial corruption of a fast-growing commercial society, and a groundbreaking piece of theatre. Combining spoken dialogue...

Prelude

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

Books

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... David Williams ( Ann Arbor , 2003), 141. This definition, however, is most appropriate to more recent theatre, where music is primarily an adjunct to a performance;...

Instrumental Music and Dance

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

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...In the modern theatre instrumental music and synthesized sound are a central part of an audience’s experience of most performances of Shakespeare’s plays, functioning as vital creators of mood and generators of emotional response. Music...

Musical Thematics: Twelfth Night and The Tempest

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

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... of the most successful of all the English lutenist songs’, imitated and parodied in Scotland, and on the continent, and referred to in other plays. See David Greer...

Music in Practice

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

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... On the changing nature of popular festivity see David Cressy , Bonfires and Bells ( Berkeley and Los Angeles...

Musical Theory

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

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... David Lindley , Thomas Campion ( Leiden , 1986), 192–4. and includes the figure of Orpheus,...

Song

Shakespeare and Music : The Arden Critical Companions

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2006

Books

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... Jacquelyn A. Fox-Good , ‘Ophelia's Mad Songs: Music, Gender, Power’, in David C. Allen and Robert A. White...

Music in the English theatre of 1616

1616: Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu’s China

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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... David Lindley , ‘Music and Shakespearean Revision’, Archiv , 164 (2012), pp. 50–64 . The words do not seem...