The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan (2020)

The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon Wildly popular when first produced they are if anything even popular today The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan provides t
  • Title: The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Author: W.S. Gilbert Ian Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780198167105
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan
    The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon Wildly popular when first produced, they are if anything even popular today The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan provides the complete text of all thirteen of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas still being performed today, including H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The MikadThe comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are a performing arts phenomenon Wildly popular when first produced, they are if anything even popular today The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan provides the complete text of all thirteen of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas still being performed today, including H.M.S Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado Each work is thoroughly annotated, with the text, including stage directions, given on the right hand page, and the notes on the left The annotations provide a wealth of information everything from the identity of real life people mentioned in the opera, to clear explanations of obscure words and phrases such as legal terms and other literary references, to comments from first night critics, and much In addition, Bradley has written a marvelously informative introduction to the book as well as superb introductions to each piece, describing the genesis of the work, its performance history, and other fascinating tidbits A goldmine of information, The Complete Annotated Gilbert Sullivan will delight the hearts of Savoyards everywhere.
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    One Reply to “The Complete Annotated Gilbert and Sullivan”

    1. Fun This twelve hundred page book includes the scripts and commentaries of thirteen musical comedies I picked this up for background and Pirates of Penzance These shows take us back to a quaint era of innocence and naivet Through these comedies, we return to the fun of the eighteen seventies Victorian era But these satires remain with us, thanks to the timeless melodies and situations we can recognize today Penzance, for example, offers a pompous major general who we can recognize in the politic [...]

    2. An indispensable volume for fans of music, satire or British humor and culture Gilbert and Sullivan s mixture of bookish intellectualism and outright silliness may or may not have invented the musical as a genre, but it certainly established a template for the twentieth century sense of humor Without these classic comedies, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore being the most famous, there would be no Blackadder, no Monty Python, and almost certainly no Broadway as we know it.

    3. Of course, I HEARD them long before this except the underrated Grand Duke, which I had to search out But Bradley s notes rule like Vicki herself Life s a pudding full of plums.

    4. Great to have all the lyrics and the interesting stories, but needed clarification on some uniquely British things such as the legal system Some illustrations would have been nice.

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