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Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan (Revised) - William Schwenck Gilbert

Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan (Revised)

Paperback Published: 17th September 1997
ISBN: 9780393316889
Number Of Pages: 624

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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.

ISBN: 9780393316889
ISBN-10: 0393316882
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 17th September 1997
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.97  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1