The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan

The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan

W.S. Gilbert Ian Bradley / Sep 19, 2019

The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon Wildly popular when first produced they are if anything even popular today The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan provides t

  • Title: The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Author: W.S. Gilbert Ian Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780198167105
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon Wildly popular when first produced, they are if anything even popular today The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan provides the complete text of all thirteen of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas still being performed today, including H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The MikadThe comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon Wildly popular when first produced, they are if anything even popular today The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan provides the complete text of all thirteen of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas still being performed today, including H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado Each work is thoroughly annotated, with the text, including stage directions, given on the right hand page, and the notes on the left The annotations provide a wealth of information everything from the identity of real life people mentioned in the opera, to clear explanations of obscure words and phrases such as legal terms and other literary references, to comments from first night critics, and much In addition, Bradley has written a marvelously informative introduction to the book as well as superb introductions to each piece, describing the genesis of the work, its performance history, and other fascinating tidbits A goldmine of information, The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan will delight the hearts of Savoyards everywhere.

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      • W.S. Gilbert Ian Bradley

        Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado These, as well as most of their other Savoy operas, continue to be performed regularly throughout the English speaking world and beyond by opera companies, repertory companies, schools and community theatre groups Lines from these works have become part of the English language, such as short, sharp shock , What, never Well, hardly ever , and Let the punishment fit the crime.Gilbert also wrote the Bab Ballads, an extensive collection of light verse accompanied by his own comical drawings His creative output included over 75 plays and libretti, numerous stories, poems, lyrics and various other comic and serious pieces His plays and realistic style of stage direction inspired other dramatists, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw According to The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Gilbert s lyrical facility and his mastery of metre raised the poetical quality of comic opera to a position that it had never reached before and has not reached since.


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    1. Fun. This twelve-hundred page book includes the scripts and commentaries of thirteen musical comedies. I picked this up for background and “Pirates of Penzance.”These shows take us back to a quaint era of innocence and naiveté. Through these comedies, we return to the fun of the eighteen-seventies Victorian era. But these satires remain with us, thanks to the timeless melodies and situations we can recognize today. “Penzance,” for example, offers a pompous major general who we can recog [...]


    2. An indispensable volume for fans of music, satire or British humor and culture. Gilbert and Sullivan's mixture of bookish intellectualism and outright silliness may or may not have invented the musical as a genre, but it certainly established a template for the twentieth-century sense of humor. Without these classic comedies, "The Pirates of Penzance," "The Mikado" and "HMS Pinafore" being the most famous, there would be no Blackadder, no Monty Python, and almost certainly no Broadway as we know [...]



    3. Of course, I HEARD them long before this (except the underrated Grand Duke, which I had to search out). But Bradley's notes rule like Vicki herself. Life's a pudding full of plums.


    4. Great to have all the lyrics and the interesting stories, but needed more clarification on some uniquely British things such as the legal system. Some illustrations would have been nice.


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