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As we tote that bale, we might send a Robin Hood-themed birthday card to John Gay; he was born on this date in 1685.  A poet, dramatist, and member (with  Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, and Thomas Parnell) of the Scriblerus Club, Gay is probably best remembered for his 1728 “ballad opera” The Beggars Opera, a story of thieves & highwaymen, which was the basis for Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera (though Gay also wrote the libretto for Handel’s Acis & Galatea).



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June 30, 2013 at 1:01 am

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