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John Gay Series: The Beggar's Opera By John Gay
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The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only... More > example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time. The Beggar's Opera premiered at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre on 29 January 1728 and ran for 62 consecutive performances, the longest run in theatre history up to that time. The work became Gay's greatest success and has been played ever since.< Less
A Quick Guide to "The Beggar's Opera" By Students' Academy
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“The Beggar Opera” is said to have had the longest run in theatre history up to that time. It is said to be Gay’s greatest success and it has been played ever since its first... More > performance. “The Beggar’s Opera” was revived in 1920, and it had phenomenal success. The play ran for 1,463 performances at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London. It was a record run for any play in the history of musical theatre up to that time. In those days the Italian opera was very popular in London. “The Beggar’s Opera” satirized Italian opera. A Quick Guide to "The Beggar's Opera" Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Background and Origin Chapter Three: Plot Summary Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Summary All Acts Act I Act II Act III Chapter Six: Thematic Analysis< Less
Ready Reference Treatise: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man By Raja Sharma
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The story revolves around a young biracial man, called “Ex-Colored Man” in the book. He happens to be living in post Reconstruction period in America in the late 19th and early 20th... More > Century. He had only two options, either of which he was compelled to choose: to embrace his black heritage and culture, or to live obscurely as a middle class white man. Johnson wrote this book anonymously because there was a danger that his diplomatic carrier would be damaged if he signed his name. Ready Reference Treatise: The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
A Quick Guide to "Agnes Grey" By Students' Academy
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The story revolves around the title character, Agnes Grey, who happens to be a governess. This nurse works in many bourgeois families. The story details her experiences, and the behaviour meted out... More > to her by the people she knows. Anne’s sister Charlotte Bronte supplied the scholarship and comments. She suggested that “Agnes Grey” is largely based on Anne Bronte’s own experiences as a governess for five years. A Quick Guide to "Agnes Grey" Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: History and Background Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Summary Chapter Five: Writing Style Chapter Six: Thematic Analysis Chapter Seven: Critical Reviews< Less
Quick Guide: The Beach By College Guide World
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The story is highly inspired by the earlier literary works such as “Heart of Darkness” and “Lord of the Flies.” The story revolves around the adventures of a young Englishman... More > who happens to be in search of a legendary, idyllic beach that is untouched by tourism. “The Beach” was adapted into a movie in the year 2000. It was directed by Danny Boyle. Quick Guide: The Beach Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Characters Major Characters Minor Characters Chapter Three: Plot Summary Chapter Four: Critical Review< Less
Top 100 Classics: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
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Top 100 Classics: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Copyright ADVENTURE I.A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA ADVENTURE II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE ADVENTURE III. A CASE OF IDENTITY ADVENTURE IV. THE... More > BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY ADVENTURE V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS ADVENTURE VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES< Less
Top 100 Classics: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three-and-twenty years had been insufficient to make his wife understand his character.... More > Her mind was less difficult to develop. She was a woman of mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper. When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous. The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.< Less
Top 100 Classics: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
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Top 100 Classics: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Copyright CHAPTER I. Down the Rabbit-Hole CHAPTER II. The Pool of Tears CHAPTER III. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale CHAPTER IV. The Rabbit... More > Sends in a Little Bill CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper CHAPTER VII. A Mad Tea-Party CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground CHAPTER IX. The Mock Turtle's Story CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts? CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence< Less
Top 100 Classics: Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
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Top 100 Classics: Grimms' Fairy Tales includes almost all the fairy tales collected by Grimm brothers. Most of these tales are translated from different languages. Grimm brothers were the pioneers... More > in collecting and translating fairy tales from all over the world. In this book there are most of the fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm.< Less
Top 100 Classics: The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana By Vatsyayana
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While the introduction will bear with the evidence concerning the date of the writing, and the commentaries written upon it, the chapters following the introduction will give a translation of the... More > work itself. It is, however, advisable to furnish here a brief analysis of works of the same nature, prepared by authors who lived and wrote years after Vatsya had passed away, but who still considered him as a great authority, and always quoted him as the chief guide to Hindoo erotic literature.< Less

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