Usage terms Public Domain Gay has another target, too: These ties must be investigated further so that we can more fully understand the development of British musical theatre in the early eighteenth century. Novello, Why did Gay choose these particular French tunes? It is all ballads with worth- less music. See Table 1. Gay indicated his own interest in French culture when he ridi- culed it in his epistle To the Right Honourable William Pulteney Esq, which is full of Gallic stereotypes.
First, this information — that he knew the French fair repertory and its music — enhances our existing knowledge of Gay, and it can perhaps change our perception of the music in the new genre he invented.
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Many new ballad operas appeared at the London fairs each summer in the period from toand more notably others were adapted for London fair audiences into the versions through which they would find enduring success.