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The Complete Annotated Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : Arthur Sullivan
ISBN : 0198167105
Genre : Drama
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The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan provides the complete text of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operas which are still performed today, together with extensive annotations covering 'lost' songs, alterations and additions, obscure allusions, production points, and comments of interest.Each opera has an introduction which places it in its context, and a potted history of performances up to the present. No other book provides such extensive commentary on the texts of the Savoy Opera nor such a source of innocent merriment to fans of the incomparable Victorian duo.For each opera, there is a short introduction describing how the work came to be written, and giving its performance history. The text, including stage directions, is given on the right-hand page, and on the left (keyed in by line numbers) are notes. These give such information as the identity of areal-life person appearing or mentioned as a character, wordings that were different in the original edition (the one sent to the Lord Chamberlain for licensing), changes made for the first American performance, glosses on technical terms (e.g. legal terms), literary references, cross-references tosimilar items in other Savoy operas, comments from first-night critics, and many other things

Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : Regina B. Oost
ISBN : 0754664120
Genre : Music
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Making extensive use of archival resources, Regina B. Oost examines advertisements, promotional materials, and programs; letters, diaries, and account books; and the operas themselves to reconstruct the ways in which Gilbert and Sullivan and their producer attracted and shaped the expectations of theatergoers. Highly accessible and entertaining, her book will appeal to scholars of theater history, literature, music, and popular culture, as well as general readers.

Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : Michael Ainger
ISBN : 0195349008
Genre : Music
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'A Gilbert is of no use without a Sullivan.' With these words, W.S. Gilbert summed up his reasons for persisting in his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan despite the combative nature of their relationship. In fact, Michael Ainger suggests in Gilbert and Sullivan the success of the pair's work is a direct result of their personality clash, as each partner challenged the other to produce his best work. After exhaustive research into the D'Oyly Carte collection of documents, Ainger offers the most detailed account to date of Gilbert and Sullivan's starkly different backgrounds and long working partnership. Having survived an impoverished and insecure childhood, Gilbert flourished as a financially successful theater professional, married happily and established himself as a property owner. His sense of proprietorship extended beyond real estate, and he fought tenaciously to protect the integrity of his musical works. Sullivan, the product of a supportive family who nourished his talent, was much less satisfied with stability than his collaborator. His creative self-doubts and self-demands led to nervous and physical breakdowns, but it also propelled the team to break the successful mode of their earliest work to produce more ambitious pieces of theater, including The Mikado and The Yeoman of the Guards . Offering previously-unpublished draft libretti and personal letters, this thorough double-biography will be an essential addition to the library of any Gilbert and Sullivan fan.

The Savoy Operas The Complete Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : Arthur Sullivan
ISBN : 9780141900148
Genre : Music
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Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas are some of the world’s best-loved musical works, delighting audiences with their joyous wit, topsy-turvy logic and extravagant wordplay. This glorious treasury is the definitive annotated edition of all fourteen of their operas. From the partially lost work Thespis, the first collaboration between W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, through the triumphant comic romps The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado, to lesser-performed gems such as the fanciful The Sorcerer and the acerbic lampoon Patience, Gilbert’s libretti are collected here in their most accurate and faithful form. There is a fascinating commentary on each work, telling the extraordinary stories behind the inspiration for the opera and its performance history, and giving plot summaries and original cast lists.

The Complete Plays Of Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : W. S. Gilbert
ISBN : 9783749496228
Genre : Fiction
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List and learn, ye dainty roses, Roses white and roses red, Why we bind you into posies Ere your morning bloom has fled. By a law of maiden's making, Accents of a heart that's aching, Even though that heart be breaking, Should by maiden be unsaid: Though they love with love exceeding, They must seem to be unheeding- Go ye then and do their pleading, Roses white and roses red!

Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : Carolyn Williams
ISBN : 9780231148054
Genre : Performing Arts
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An examination of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas, and how parody was used in the culture wars of late-nineteenth-century England.

The Cambridge Companion To Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : David Eden
ISBN : 9780521888493
Genre : Music
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An international team of contributors, including film director Mike Leigh, presents fresh insights into the work of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Gilbert And Sullivan

Author : David Eden
ISBN : UOM:39015017680300
Genre : Music
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In a new and challenging approach to the collaborators and their operas, this book demonstrates that Gilbert's libretti have a significant autobiographical content that Freudian theories can elucidate. It also analyzes Sullivan's musical personality, pointing to the differences and difficulties of this creative partnership. Illustrated.

Complete Gilbert Sullivan

Author : Arthur Sullivan
ISBN : PSU:000047058606
Genre : Music
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With over 200 line drawings by the author. This ultimate book for the millions of Gilbert & Sullivan fans across the country offers the complete text and lyrics of all the operettas of this most original, creative and much-loved musical team. Now both veteran and new fans can catch all the nuances of the quick moving wit, satire and wisdom often missed during performances and on recordings. This book covers all of this dynamic duo's plays including: Thespis, Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Sorcerer, Patience, Utopia, Limited, The Grand Duke, Iolanthe, Princess Ida, The Mikado, Ruddigore, The Yeomen of the Guard and The Gondoliers. Delightful illustrations by W. S. Gilbert adorn the pages, and an introduction by Deems Taylor brings new insight to the text.

A Most Ingenious Paradox

Author : Gayden Wren
ISBN : 0195301722
Genre : Music
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Written more than a century ago and initially regarded even by their creators as nothing more than light entertainment, the fourteen operas of Gilbert & Sullivan emerged over the course of the twentieth century as the world's most popular body of musical-theater works, ranking second only to Shakespeare in the history of English-language theater. Despite this resounding popularity and proven longevity, most books written about the duo have focused on the authors rather than the works. With this detailed examination of all fourteen operas, Gayden Wren fills the void. His bold thesis finds the key to the operas' longevity, not in the clever lyrics, witty dialogue, or catchy music, but in the central themes underlying the characters and stories themselves. Like Shakespeare's comedies, Wren shows, the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan endure because of their timeless themes, which speak to audiences as powerfully now as they did the first time they were performed. Written out of an abiding love for the Savoy operas, this volume is essential reading for any devotee of these enchanting works, or indeed for anyone who loves musical theater.

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