Contribution to Book
The Beggar's Opera and its Criminal Law ContextJohn Gay's The Beggar's Opera 1728-2004: Adaptations and Re-Writings (2006)
AbstractThis chapter seeks to take the characters and situations of Gay's The Beggar's Opera and consider how closely the play's portrayal matches the historical record. Although the view offered by the play is a restricted one, the chapter concludes that the picture it offers is as close to historical reality as any other document from the period.
Publication DateOctober, 2006
EditorUwe Boeker, Ines Detmers, and Anna-Christina Giovanopoulos
SeriesInternationele Forschungen Zur Allgemeinen Und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
Citation InformationIan Gallacher. "The Beggar's Opera and its Criminal Law Context" AmsterdamJohn Gay's The Beggar's Opera 1728-2004: Adaptations and Re-Writings Vol. 105 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ian_gallacher/2/