Complete Plays Of Gilbert And Sullivan by William GilbertComplete Plays Of Gilbert And Sullivan by William Gilbert

Complete Plays Of Gilbert And Sullivan

byWilliam Gilbert, Arthur Sullivan

Paperback | September 2, 1997

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Gilbert's verses for Sullivan's music are the most fastidiously turned and inventively rhymed in all lyric comedy. As the Savoy Operas enter their second century on a swell of renewed popularity, Gilbert's reputation as the supreme wordsmith of light opera remains secure.

Complete and authentic, these are the librettos on which modern performances and recordings are based. Scattered among the songs are over seventy of the amusing, quirky pictures Gilbert drew to illustrate them. A chronology prepared for this edition sketches the authors' lives and careers. This is a book that no lover of Gilbert and Sullivan, musical comedy, or indeed the English theater will want to be without.
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, MVO, was an English composer, of Irish and Italian descent, best known for his operatic collaborations with librettist Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, including such continually popular works as H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado. Sullivan's artistic output included 23 operas, 13 major o...
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Title:Complete Plays Of Gilbert And SullivanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.15 inPublished:September 2, 1997Publisher:WW Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393316882

ISBN - 13:9780393316889

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William Gilbert's verses for Arthur Sullivan's music are the most fastidiously turned and inventively rhymed in all lyric comedy. From "Trial by Jury" to "The Pirates of Penzance", here are the librettos on which modern performances and recordings are based. Includes biographical sketches of Gilbert and Sullivan and the amusing pictures drawn by Gilbert to illustrate the music