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The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

By John Gay
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854599148, 128 pages, June 2006


Peachum the thief-catcher is horrified when he discovers his beloved daughter Polly has married Macheath the highwayman; he and his wife plot Macheath's death in the knowledge that they would be entitled to their daughter's inheritance once he was out of the way. But Lockit the prison warden is also after the highwayman's treasures, and daughter Lucy his crown jewels. ..

This edition of The Beggar's Opera is edited and introduced by Colin Counsell.