History Theatre / TheBeggarsOpera

16th Nov '15 2:15:29 PM KyleJacobs
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* JukeboxMusical: In spirit, at least. Before there were recordings, there were folk songs, which the opera uses in place of specially written music.
1st Jan '15 5:02:09 PM Alberich
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* TheHedonist: "Fill Every Glass," "Youth's the Season Made for Joys," and even Mrs. Trapes' song:
-->The Life of all Mortals in Kissing should pass,
-->Fa la la la, fa la la la la la la,
-->The Life of all Mortals in Kissing should pass;
-->Lip to Lip while you're young, then your Lip to the Glass.
20th Dec '14 4:48:58 PM Alberich
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** Filch: A young thief.

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** Filch: A young thief. Not to mention Nimming Ned, Bob Booty, etc.


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* WardensAreEvil: Mr. Lockit.
22nd Nov '12 7:42:16 PM Aiguille
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* {{Casanova}}: Macheath. He loves women, he says at one point, but expecting him to be happy with one is like expecting a man who loves money to be happy with one coin.

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* {{Casanova}}: TheCasanova: Macheath. He loves women, he says at one point, but expecting him to be happy with one is like expecting a man who loves money to be happy with one coin.
3rd Feb '12 1:17:01 PM nombretomado
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''The Beggar's Opera'' was a massive success for its author, for its stars, and for the producer, John Rich; it was famously said that it made Gay rich and Rich [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]]. It inspired many imitations and adaptations, most famous nowadays being the German musical ''TheThreepennyOpera'', which debuted in 1928, ''The Beggar's Opera''[='=]s bicentennial year.

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''The Beggar's Opera'' was a massive success for its author, for its stars, and for the producer, John Rich; it was famously said that it made Gay rich and Rich [[HaveAGayOldTime gay]]. It inspired many imitations and adaptations, most famous nowadays being the German musical ''TheThreepennyOpera'', ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera'', which debuted in 1928, ''The Beggar's Opera''[='=]s bicentennial year.
15th Dec '11 9:15:06 AM PaulA
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Other adaptations include ''Speakeasy'', a 1998 {{Takarazuka}} production; ''The Villains' Opera'', a 2000 National Theatre production with a SettingUpdate to modern times; and ''The Convict's Opera'', a 2008 Australian ballad musical about a group of convicts putting on a production of ''The Beggar's Opera'' (which is included, somewhat abridged, as a ShowWithinAShow).
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