2 Works in The Beggar's Opera - Pepusch/Gay

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    1950. A playwright is fascinated by a decidedly camp photograph of a theatrical group for British soldiers during the Siege of Kandahar, 1880. He tracks down an old man who claims to be one of them. Who claims to be a lot of things.

    There's a story to tell. A story of the Victorian gay underworld extending to the farthest reaches of empire. A story of two deeply amoral men in finding the possibility of what ... tenderness? in a hellish situation.

    And there's a right way to tell it. (Plays! Plays within plays. Plays about plays. The vigorous and satisfying penetration of the fourth wall. Distancing. You might want to call it Brechtian, but it's also Gay to the core.)

    And there's a right time too. That's the problem.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    3,506
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    13
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    38
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    8
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    Lucifer visits the leader of a traveling theater troupe.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    887
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    2
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