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macheath

General Crossword Questions for “macheath”

  • Gay hero's informal address for former PM

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  • In The Threepenny Opera, the moritat singer with his street organ introduces and closes the drama with the tale of the deadly Mackie Messer, or Mack the Knife, a character based on the dashing highwayman Macheath in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. — “Mack the Knife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • However, Polly has hidden Macheath. Macheath goes to a tavern where he is surrounded by women of dubious virtue who, despite their class, compete in displaying perfect drawing-room manners, although the subject of their conversation is their success in picking pockets and shoplifting. — “The Beggar's Opera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Macheath escapes this fate via a deus ex machina moments before the execution when, in an This does not suit Peachum at all, and he becomes determined to thwart this relationship and destroy Macheath. — “The Threepenny Opera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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