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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
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
Back Home By Raja Sharma
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Raman was deeply perturbed to see the condition of his house. The tenant had almost damaged the interior. We were shocked. It was so neat and clean when Raman lived there but now it was worse than a... More > storehouse. Cobwebs were hanging from the ceiling and walls, torn papers were scattered all over the floor, old torn shoes and slippers were adorning one corner of the drawing room, and old furniture was spread all over the house. It seemed as if it had not been cleaned for five years. There was a kind of stink inside the house, as if several dead mice had been left around to stink. Back Home Copyright Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven< Less
Compunction By Raja Sharma
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Generally, he used to get his payment right after the completion of the job, but this time the money had been given to him after some days. He had plans in his mind. He was going to buy a lot of... More > things with that money. He had been waiting for that money for many days, and eventually it was delivered to him this evening. He did not understand why the payment was made after so many days while he and his friends had completed the task very efficiently. They had placed the bomb at right spot and it had exploded on right time, but while running from the site of the explosion, one of his friends had dropped his handbag there. Soon after that he escaped and went to Dubai.< Less
The New Governess By Raja Sharma
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“No, Sir, I look myself in the mirror every day,” she gives a shy smile. “You…I mean a woman like you…” He deliberately leaves his sentence... More > incomplete. “Sir, I understand the term a woman like me. I know what you are thinking, but I see my face in the mirror. I look myself in the mirror every day to remind myself that my behaviour should never be as ugly as my face. I keep reminding myself,” she says and walks out of the room. For Dharamji it is the worst defeat. He is almost shattered and he does not know how to react or what to do. He feels as if Juliet has shattered the mirror and he is struggling to find himself in those broken pieces of the mirror.< Less
Quick Guide: Gentlemen & Players By College Guide World
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“Gentleman & Players” by Joanne Harris was first published in the year 2006. Harris is popularly known for her famous novel “Chocolat.” “Gentleman &... More > Players” is a psychological thriller. Harris was a teacher at Leeds Grammar School. Some of the themes in the present novel are partly based on her personal experiences as a teacher. The novel is set in the present day, during Michaelmas term at St. Oswald’s. it is a grammar school for boys in the North of England. This psychological thriller deals with the subjects like damaged childhood, class distinction, identity, and revenge. The story explores these subjects in great details.< Less
Quick Guide: Chocolat By Raja Sharma
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“Chocolat” by Joanne Harris was first published in the year 1999. The story revolves around the central character Vianne Rocher. Vianne happens to be a young single mother. The story... More > opens with her arrival with her daughter, Anouk, at the beginning of Lent in Lasquenet Sous Tannes, a French village. Her daughter, Anouk, is six year old. In that village, she starts a chocolate shop called La Celeste Praline. The shop happens to be situated right opposite the village church. All through the fasting season, people visit her shop. She gradually changes the live of the villagers. She seems to have a kind of magic that attracts them. She is very sympathetic to the villagers.< Less
A Quick Guide to "The Return of the Native" By Students' Academy
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“The Return of the Native” by Thomas Hardy was first published in installments, from January to December 1878 in the magazine called Belgravia. It was the sixth novel written by Hardy.... More > It is said to be a controversial novel because of the controversial themes it deals with. Having written the manuscript of the novel, Hardy found it difficult to get it published because the publishers rejected it. However, it was published and it received somewhat mixed reviews from the reviewers and critics. The number of positive views was more than negative ones.< Less
Top 100 Classics: The Sandman's Hour By Abbie Phillips Walker
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Top 100 Classics: The Sandman's Hour WHERE THE SPARKS GO THE GOOD SEA MONSTER MOTHER TURKEY AND HER CHICKS THE FAIRIES AND THE DANDELION MR. 'POSSUM THE ROOSTER THAT CROWED TOO SOON ... More > TEARFUL HILDA'S MERMAID THE MIRROR'S DREAM THE CONTEST THE PINK AND BLUE EGGS WHY THE MORNING-GLORY SLEEPS DOROTHY AND THE PORTRAIT MISTRESS PUSSY'S MISTAKE KID THE SHOEMAKER RAT THE POPPIES LITTLE CHINA DOLL THE DISORDERLY GIRL THE WISE OLD GANDER DINAH CAT AND THE WITCH THE STAR AND THE LILY LAZY GRAY THE OLD GRAY HEN THE WORSTED DOLL< 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