By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

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The Beggar’s Opera seems the major obvious influence on the work. The text is distinguished by social and political satire with a risqué and very funny scene where a prostitute, Moll Placket, has hidden her lover Topinlift under the bed while attempting to get rid of her paramour Raccoon. Names such as Rattletrap, Washball, McSnip, and Parchment suggest the farcical nature of the work. Popular tunes were incorporated, including “Yankee Doodle,” apparently the earliest use of this tune before the Revolution.

Disaster seems certain when Melissa’s maid, Kitty, arrives with the information that her mistress desires a ball and entertainment at Gayless’s that very evening. Gayless has no money for such extravagances, and the fun begins when Sharp concocts desperate excuses why Melissa shouldn’t be seen at his master’s lodgings. He suggests that the neighbors have been gossiping about Melissa’s visitations there. This seems to end the threat for the moment, although Kitty suspects that a lack of money lies at the heart of Gayless’s problems.

72 Godfrey included enough plots for three plays about the struggle for power among the three sons of Artabanus, king of Parthia. indd 23 8/29/07 7:07:51 AM British Drama and the Colonial American Stage And dauntless as a Lion fronts his foe. Yet is he sway’d by ev’ry tender passion, Forgiving mercy, gentleness and love; Which speak the Hero friend of human-kind. 73 A third brother, Gotarzes, supports Arsaces. Vardanes schemes with Queen Thermusa, who wants to ruin Arsaces for killing her son, Vonones, who was a traitor to the state.

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