The Topsy Turvy World of Gilbert and Sullivan

Author(s): Keith Dockray and Alan Sutton

ISBN: 9781781557761
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No musical partnership has enjoyed greater success during its time span, or bequeathed a more powerful and enduring legacy, than that of Gilbert and Sullivan in the later nineteenth century.
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No musical partnership has enjoyed greater success during its time span, or bequeathed a more powerful and enduring legacy, than that of Gilbert and Sullivan in the later nineteenth century.

Even before their first successful collaboration in 1875, both William Schwenk Gilbert (1836-1911) and Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) had already forged considerable reputations for themselves.

Thereafter, between 1877 and 1896, Gilbert wrote the librettos, and Sullivan the music, for no fewer than a dozen Savoy operas, among them the still regularly performed  H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), The Pirates of Penzance (1879), Iolanthe (1882), The Mikado (1885), The Yeomen of the Guard (1888) and The Gondoliers (1889).

Not only are the plots ingenious, the lyrics witty and the music compelling, the operas also present modern audiences with splendidly rich and satirical evocations of Victorian England and its society: the prime subject matter of this book!

BOOK ISBN 9781781557761
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 126 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 03 January 2020
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS colour illustrations throughout

 

 






Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield.

Alan John Sutton (born August 1949) is an English publisher who founded Tempus Publishing, Alan Sutton Publishing, Amberley Publishing, and Fonthill Media. Sutton was educated at Dursley Grammar School.

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