Captain Macheath is a fictional character who appears both in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, its sequel Polly and roughly 200 years later in Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.
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... Macheath made his first appearance in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera as a chivalrous highwayman ... He was probably inspired in part by Jack Sheppard who, like Macheath, escaped from prison and enjoyed the affections of a prostitute, and despised violence ... work, keeps an account book of unproductive thieves (something that Macheath himself does in Bertolt Brecht's work) ...
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