John Gay

John Gay

John Gay was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera , a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.

Birth: 1685-06-30

Died: 1732-12-04

Nickname: John Gay

Known for: Poetry, drama, ballad opera

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