Beggar's Opera

Beggar's Op|e|ra, The
a funny ↑opera by John Gay, first produced in 1728. It tells the story of a thief called Macheath, who is sent to Newgate prison, where he meets a woman called Lucy and makes his wife Polly jealous. A modern opera called the Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht, is based on this.

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