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The Beggar's Opera and Other Eighteenth-Century Plays (Everyman's Library)

by David W. Lindsay (Editor), Joseph Addison, Henry Fielding, John Gay, Oliver Goldsmith3 more, George Lillo, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Richard Steele

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Part of the Everyman series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.
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Eminently forgettable. Despite appearing in some polls as being one of the great works in Western drama, I found it boring. ( )
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Lindsay, David W.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Addison, Josephmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Fielding, Henrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gay, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Goldsmith, Olivermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lillo, Georgemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheridan, Richard Brinsleymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Steele, Richardmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
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JOSEPH ADDISON
Lancelot Addison, the father of the essayist, served as military chaplain first in Dunkirk and then in Tangier.
INTRODUCTION
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The seven plays included in this anthology were all performed for the first time in London theatres between 1708 and 1780.
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Do not combine with other editions with different plays.

This edition of Everyman's "The Beggar's Opera & Other Eighteenth Century Plays" contains a unique selection:
Cato: A Tragedy by Joseph Addison
The Conscious Lovers by Richard Steele
The Beggar's Opera by John Gay
The London Merchant by George Lillo
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Earlier editions of Everyman's "Eighteenth Century Plays" and "The Beggar's Opera and Other Eighteenth-Century Plays" omit Goldsmith and Sheridan, and include "The Clandestine Marriage" and "The West Indian".
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Part of the Everyman series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated reading lists and selected criticism and notes.

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