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(Birtwistle: Punch and Judy). High bar. Each of his murders is preceded by a war‐cry—he kills his wife, Judy, their baby, the Doctor and the Lawyer. His love for Pretty Polly is rejected until he earns redemption by killing the hangman (the booth‐operator who is responsible for him). Created (1968) by John Cameron.

Subjects: Opera — Literature.

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