Adaptations and Re-Writings. Originally, Gay intended all the songs to be sung without any accompaniment, adding to the shocking and gritty atmosphere of his conception. Apart from contributions by international scholars analysing the above-named plays, the editors' introduction covers other dramatists that have payed hommage to Gay. The lyrics of the airs in the piece were set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time. English Choose a language for shopping.
Polly narrowly avoids the poisoned drink, and the two girls find out that Macheath has been recaptured owing to the inebriated Mrs Diana Trapes. They leave to carry out this errand. Popular Features. Like Loading