The Convict's Opera
By (author) Stephen Jeffreys
Convict's Opera by Stephen Jeffreys
Book DescriptionOn board a convict ship to Australia, the prisoners stage their own version of John Gay's 18th-century romp-with-songs, "The Beggar's Opera", finding it easy to identify with the villainous but charming hero, Macheath, whose repeated brushes with the law serve only to interrupt his compulsive womanizing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781848420151
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stephen Jeffreys
Stephen Jeffreys won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award in 1989 for " Valued Friends" . Since then his plays have included "The Clink" (1999), " The Libertine" (1994), which was first directed by Max Stafford-Clark and then filmed with Johnny Depp, and " Lost Land" (2005), which was premiered by John Malkovich's Steppenwolf company in Chicago. Stephen lives in Hornsey, North London.
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