Mistress Peachum's Pleasure: The Life of Lavinia, Duchess of Bolton

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Mistress Peachum was Lavinia Fenton, an 18th-century actress who was the original Polly Peachum in John Gay s celebrated play, "The Beggar s Opera." Both Lavinia and the play were overnight sensations; however, she enjoyed only a few months of fame before she caught the eye of the Duke of Bolton, a married aristocrat, and her life of glamour became ever more scandalous. With a cast of politicians and pickpockets, highwaymen and whores, "Mistress Peachum's Pleasure" brilliantly illuminates the interplay between the theater ...

Mistress Peachum's Pleasure: The Life of Lavinia, Duchess of Bolton 2006, Orion Publishing Group, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780297847687

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Mistress Peachum's Pleasure: The Life of Lavinia, Duchess of Bolton 2006, Phoenix House

ISBN-13: 9780753820490

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