Love in a Village

Definition

Theater

  • A comic opera that provided the first theatrical success forthe British dramatist Isaac Bickerstaffe. The rustic idyll,first performed in 1762, has music by Thomas Arne and others; thestory was taken from Charles Johnson's The Village Opera (1728).Bickerstaffe's piece was frequently revived in the 18th and 19th centuriesand greatly influenced the development of the light musical play inBritain.
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