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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.

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A complete and authentic collection of the librettos on which modern performances and recordings are based.

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From to : the complete librettos of all fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

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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.

About the Author

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, KBE, was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator, best known for his fourteen comic operas produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, of which the most famous include H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado.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 orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous hymns and other church pieces, songs, parlour ballads, part songs, carols, and piano and chamber pieces.

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san valentino, November 19, 2011 (view all comments by san valentino)
If you are a fan of the Gilbert & Sullivan comic light operas, you really need this book. On stage, the words of the songs and dialogue pass by very quickly and often you can make out all the words that the chorus is singing. As a result you miss much of the clever wit that the plays offer. I have found that it helps to read or reread the "script" before going to see or listen to a performance. This compilation offers you that opportunity.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393316889
With:
Sullivan, Arthur
Other:
Sullivan, Arthur
With:
Sullivan, Arthur
Author:
Gilbert, W. S.
Author:
Gilbert, William
Author:
Sullivan, Arthur Seymour
Author:
Gilbert, William Schwenk
Author:
Gilbert, William Schwenck
Author:
Sullivan, A. S.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York : Norton, c1997.
Subject:
American
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Opera
Subject:
Operas
Subject:
British and irish drama (dramatic works by on
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Opera
Subject:
Drama-American Anthology
Series:
Norton library
Series Volume:
vol. 5, no. 68.
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 in 1.175 lb

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Product details 624 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393316889 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A complete and authentic collection of the librettos on which modern performances and recordings are based.
"Synopsis" by , From to : the complete librettos of all fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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