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The Beggar's Opera And Other Eighteenth Century Plays

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The Everyman Paperback Classics series offers the latest scholarship on the works of the world's greatest poets, writers and philosophers. Each edition includes a comprehensive introduction, chronology, notes, appendix, critical responses, and a text summary. Presented in an affordable edition with wide format pages for generous margins for notes. Contact your sales rep or ...more
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It was okay. I'm not crazy about 18th century plays. To be fair, these were probably meant to be acted and are therefore less interesting when read. I also just finished reading "Eighteenth Century Women Dramatists" and the only difference between the women and the men was that the men obviously enjoyed using derogatory slang to refer to the women in their writing.
C. Michael
Decent affordable edition of these plays, especially for a selection generally considered to be among the most significant of their era, but with little additional critical material. I am not much of a fan of these plays, particularly not of The Beggar's Opera, even if I recognize its historical significance. But for an affordable collection, this is decent.
James Violand
Jun 30, 2014 James Violand rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: drama historians.
Shelves: own
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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