Macheath, Captain

Macheath, Captain

highwayman hero of the opera. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]

Macheath, Captain

gambler and robber; has scores of illegitimate offspring. [Br. Opera: The Beggar’s Opera]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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