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Act I, sc. viii, air 9. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
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Act II, scene ii. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
John Gay
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Act II, scene ii. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
John Gay
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Act II, scene ii. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
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Macheath, Act II, sc. iii. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)
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Act II, sc. iv, air 22. - The Beggar's Opera (1728)


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Born: June 30, 1685

Died: December 4, 1732 (aged 47)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: John Gay was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera, a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

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