John Gay, English poet and dramatist, was born on 30 June 1685.He owes his fame mainly to “The Beggar’s Opera”, a ballad opera with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch, performed for the first time in London in 1728. It was produced by John Rich, an important theatre director and it was so successful that […]

Black-Eyed Susan &  Sweet William/1 (John Gay)