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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
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
Quick Guide: Mary Barton By College Guide World
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“Mary Barton” received mixed reviews after its first publication. The positive ones praised its honesty and fidelity to fact, whereas the negative reviews mostly criticized it for... More > presenting a distorted picture of the relationships between the employer and employee in England. Since the novel was published anonymously, it created an obvious sensation. According to Elizabeth Gaskell, she was also sometimes a part of the group of authors who made guesses about the writer of the book. Quick Guide: Mary Barton Copyright Chapter One: Introduction and Overview Chapter Two: Characters Chapter Three: Plot Summary Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< 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
Quick Guide: New Grub Street By College Guide World
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There are very few novels ever written that deal with the subject which has been dealt so masterly in “New Grub Street.” The story presents the difficulties of the work life, and the... More > systematic distortions of literary production caused by market situation and prevailing conditions. The story was completed in two months in the autumn of 1890. Gissing wrote about four thousand words every day, Reardon’s rate. Initially the story was published as a three volume work. The second volume was a little thick.< Less
Quick Guide: Black Like Me By College Guide World
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The protagonist and the narrator of the book, John Howard Griffin, is a middle aged white man. He lives in Mansfield, Texas in 1959. Griffin wants to understand what difficulties the blacks face in... More > the United States. He is totally committed to the cause of racial justice. He is quite frustrated because he can’t understand as a white man what the blacks experience. Eventually, he decides to take a very radical step. He decides to change the color of his skin, and he takes the help of a doctor and undergoes medical treatment. The color of his skin is changed and he temporarily becomes a black man. Quick Guide: Black Like Me Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Characters Chapter Three: Brief Account Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Commentary< Less
A Quick Guide to "North and South" By Students' Academy
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“Mary Burton” was the first novel written by Gaskell, and it dealt with the relations with the employers and their worker, but in the present book she describes the workers and their... More > relations with industrialists. This time she presents these relations in more balanced manner. In this book, the author has concentrated more on the thinking and perspective of the employers. The story of the novel is set in a fictional town of Milton in the North of England. It was the period of rapid changes in the city. Owing to industrialization the city was changing very rapidly. A Quick Guide to "North and South" Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Background Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Summary of the Novel Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis Chapter Six: 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 Birthmark By College Guide World
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“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a highly romantic short story. The story every masterly explores obsession with human perfection. The story was first published in the March... More > 1843. It was published by The Pioneer. Then the story appeared in Mosses from an Old Manse. It was a collection of short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and it was published in 1846. Quick Guide: The Birthmark Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less