The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
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.
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TRIAL BY JURY
S PINAFORE or THE LASS THAT LOVED A SAILOR
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE or THE SLAVE OF DUTY
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PRINCESS IDA or CASTLE ADAMANT
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RUDDIGORE or THE WITCHS CURSE
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD or THE MERRYMAN
THE GONDOLIERS or THE KING OF BARATARIA
UTOPIA LIMITED or THE FLOWERS OF PROGRESS
THE GRAND DUKE or THE STATUTORY DUEL
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