Gilbert and Sullivan: Class and the Savoy Tradition, 1875-1896

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Music - 168 pages
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Making use of archival resources in the U.K. and the U.S., Regina B. Oost examines advertisements, promotional materials and programs, as well as letters, diaries and account books to reconstruct the ways in which Richard D'Oyly Carte, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan attracted and shaped the expectations of theatregoers.
 

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Contents

West End Theaters and Savoy Audiences
15
The Business of Gilbert and Sullivan
35
Shopping at the Opera
63
Founding the Family
83
Encore Means Sing It Again
105
Tradition and the Savoyards
135
Select Bibliography
159
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About the author (2009)

Regina B. Oost is Chair of the Department of English and Professor of English at Wesleyan College, Georgia, USA.

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