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The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan $16.99

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William Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

Published by W W Norton

William Gilbert's verses for Arthur Sullivan's music are the most fastidiously turned and inventively rhymed in all lyric comedy

Includes biographical sketches of Gilbert and Sullivan and the amusing pictures drawn by Gilbert to illustrate the music

From Trial by Jury to The Pirates of Penzance: the complete librettos of all fourteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas

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

The plays include ...

Thespis & Trial by Jury & The Sorcerer & HMS Pinafore & The Pirates of Penzance & Patience & Iolanthe & Princess Ida & The Mikado & Ruddigore & The Yeomen of the Guard & The Gondoliers & Utopia Limited & More

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