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W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911)

Autor/a de The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

313+ obres 4,139 Membres 77 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Born in London, William S. Gilbert served a term as a government clerk and was called to the bar as a barrister before being diverted into the bohemian world of Victorian comic journalism. He first achieved popularity as the author of several volumes of "Bab Ballads" (Max Beerbohm praised them as mostra'n més "silly"). Moving on to theater, Gilbert contributed to the current rage for travesties of opera and for one-act musical "entertainments" until a blank-verse burlesque of Tennyson's Princess Princess led to commissions and full-length comedies, both mythological and "modern." Still highly regarded by critics, some of these---perhaps Sweethearts (1874) and Engaged (1877)---should be investigated by today's readers and producers. As it is, their best memorial is the early work of George Bernard Shaw, who, although he polemically rejected their cynicism, was clearly influenced by Gilbert's comedies and their inversion of social values. By the time of Engaged, however, a second dramatic career had overtaken Gilbert. Collaboration with the composer Arthur Sullivan, begun in 1871 (Thespis), achieved theatrical success with Trial by Jury in 1875. In the comic operas that followed, Sullivan's generally allusive music enriched the sometimes shrill pessimism of Gilbert's wit. An unlikely jostle of theatrical parody, contemporary satire, intricate meters, and logical fantasy, the librettos have often been compared with the comedies of Aristophanes and have influenced English playwrights from Oscar Wilde to Tom Stoppard. Uncomfortable, often acrimonious, the partnership nevertheless lasted through 25 years and 13 Savoy operas (so called because many were staged by Richard D'Oyly Carte at his Savoy Theatre). Gilbert, whose merely theatrical connections (as opposed to Sullivan's serious musical credentials) held him back from formal honors, was knighted in 1907, only a few years before his death. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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(eng) see also Gilbert and Sullivan

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Obres de W. S. Gilbert

The Savoy Operas (1926) 346 exemplars
A Treasury of Gilbert & Sullivan (1941) — Librettist — 205 exemplars
The Bab Ballads (1890) 173 exemplars
El Mikado, o, El poble de Titipú (1885) — Librettist — 170 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [vocal score] (1880) — Librettist — 128 exemplars
The Mikado [vocal score] (1885) — Librettist — 101 exemplars
The Best Known Works of W.S. Gilbert (1932) — Il·lustrador, algunes edicions78 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [vocal score] (1878) — Librettist — 67 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [adapted] (1946) 58 exemplars
The Mikado [catch-all] (1885) — Librettist — 55 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [catch-all] (1938) — Librettist — 52 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [1983 film] (1983) — Librettist — 44 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [catch-all] (1920) — Librettist — 44 exemplars
The Gondoliers [vocal score] (1889) — Librettist — 42 exemplars
Trial by Jury [vocal score] (1875) 40 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [libretto] (1878) — Librettist — 39 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [sound recording] (1961) — Librettist — 37 exemplars
Ruddigore [Vocal score] (1887) — Libettist — 35 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [sound recording] (1878) — Librettist — 34 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [1980 TV movie] (2002) — Autor — 34 exemplars
Patience [vocal score] (1881) — Librettist — 33 exemplars
The Mikado: English National Opera [1987 TV movie] (1982) — Librettist — 33 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance (1981) 32 exemplars
The Mikado and Other Plays (1917) 31 exemplars
Iolanthe [vocal score] (1882) — Librettist — 29 exemplars
The Mikado [sound recording] (1990) — Librettist — 28 exemplars
The Gondoliers [libretto] (1889) — Librettist — 25 exemplars
The Yeomen of the Guard [catch-all] (1888) — Librettist — 24 exemplars
Iolanthe [catch-all] (1911) — Librettist — 23 exemplars
The Sorcerer [1982 TV movie] (1877) 22 exemplars
Gilbert without Sullivan (1981) 22 exemplars
Patience [catch-all] (1881) — Librettist — 21 exemplars
The Yeomen of the Guard [vocal score] (1888) — Librettist — 21 exemplars
The Mikado [full score] (2012) 19 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [full score] (2002) 17 exemplars
Princess Ida [1982 TV movie] (1911) — Librettist — 16 exemplars
Ruddigore (1887) 16 exemplars
Patience [1982 TV movie] (1996) — Librettist — 16 exemplars
Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs (1899) 15 exemplars
The Gondoliers [1982 TV movie] (1982) — Librettist — 15 exemplars
Trial By Jury [catch-all] (1875) 15 exemplars
The Savoy Operas: Volume I (1957) 13 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [1982 TV movie] (1996) — Librettist — 11 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance (1982) — Librettist — 11 exemplars
The Corgi Book of Gilbert and Sullivan (1964) — Librettist — 11 exemplars
Gilbert and Sullivan At Home (1927) 11 exemplars
Ruddigore [1982 TV movie] (1982) — Librettist — 10 exemplars
The Story of The Mikado (1921) 10 exemplars
Original plays (1926) 10 exemplars
Iolanthe [sound recording] (1882) — Librettist — 9 exemplars
The Yeomen of the Guard [1982 TV movie] (1996) — Librettist — 8 exemplars
Opera World Presents: Iolanthe [1982 TV movie] (1982) — Librettist — 7 exemplars
The sorceror (CD) (1877) 7 exemplars
The Gondoliers [sound recording] (1993) — Librettist — 7 exemplars
Songs of a Savoyard (2007) 7 exemplars
Trial by Jury [full score] (1985) — Librettist — 7 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore; and, Trial by Jury [2005 TV movies] (2005) — Librettist — 7 exemplars
Original Plays (1905) 7 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [1994 film] (2006) — Writer — 7 exemplars
The savoy operas : volume two (1957) 6 exemplars
The Yeomen of the Guard + Trial by Jury [sound recording] (1989) — Librettist — 6 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance [libretto] (1881) — Librettist — 6 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore: Chorus Parts (1986) 5 exemplars
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern (1891) 5 exemplars
Patience [sound recording] (1987) — Librettist — 5 exemplars
Engaged (1962) — Librettist — 5 exemplars
Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore [sound recording] (1940) — Librettist — 5 exemplars
Gilbert & Sullivan: The Master Collection (2004) — Librettist — 4 exemplars
Iolanthe [score] 4 exemplars
The Mikado [chorus score] (1985) — Librettist — 3 exemplars
Patience [libretto] (1997) 3 exemplars
PIRATES OF PENZANCE, PINAFORE, MIKADO & BAB BALLADS (1932) — Librettist — 3 exemplars
The Triumph Of Vice 3 exemplars
Patience [Score] (1982) 3 exemplars
Gilbert and Sullivan Highlights — Librettist — 3 exemplars
Selected Operas: First Series (1956) 2 exemplars
The Mikado, and other operas — Librettist — 2 exemplars
Lost Bab Ballads 2 exemplars
The Mikado 2 exemplars
Three Little Maids from School (from The Mikado) — Librettist — 2 exemplars
Finale (from PIRATES OF PENZANCE) — Librettist — 2 exemplars
Poor wand'ring one — Librettist — 2 exemplars
Original Plays (1907) 2 exemplars
Gilbert and Sullivan (1976) 2 exemplars
Complete Operas (1932) 2 exemplars
The Mikado: Chorus Parts (1986) — Librettist — 2 exemplars
The Hidden Worlds 1 exemplars
The Gondoliers, Comic Opera (Edition Eulenburg No 927) (1984) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
In a contemplative fashion (from THE GONDOLIERS) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
The Gondoliers + Cox and Box [sound recording] — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Regular Royal Queen (from THE GONDOLIERS) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Etiquette [poem] 1 exemplars
A nice dilemma (from TRIAL BY JURY) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
We're called gondolieri (from THE GONDOLIERS) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Fair moon, to thee I sing (From HMS PINAFORE) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
As some day it may happen (from THE MIKADO) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Iolanthe [operetta] — Autor — 1 exemplars
Utopia Limited: Vocal Score (1893) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
When I was a lad (from HMS PINAFORE) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
A wand'ring mistrel I (from THE MIKADO) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Uncle Baby: Comedietta (1968) 1 exemplars
The Mikado [score] — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Utopia Ltd (Record) 1 exemplars
The Sorcerer + Trial by Jury [vocal score] (2008) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance, Etc. (2011) 1 exemplars
Entrance and March of the Peers from "Iolanthe" — Librettist — 1 exemplars
The Mikado 1 exemplars
The Sorcerer [video recording] (1982) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Captain Reece 1 exemplars
Utopia, Ltd.: Libretto (2009) 1 exemplars
Nightmare Song (1981) 1 exemplars
Sullivan : The Mikado [libretto : English only] (2013) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
A Colossal Idea 1 exemplars
Gilbertiana 1 exemplars
Patience [2xVinyl] 1 exemplars
Songs of a Savoyard (1926) 1 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance : Vocal Selections — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Selected Bab Ballads (1955) 1 exemplars
Original comic operas (1890) 1 exemplars
The Gondoliers + Trial by Jury [sound recording] — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Gilbert & Sullivan: 26 of Your Favourite G & S Classics (2005) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
The Yeoman of the Guard [sound recording] — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Mikado + Iolanthe + Gondoliers [vocal score] — Librettist — 1 exemplars
The Palace of Truth 1 exemplars
Iolanthe retold 1 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore + Trial by Jury [sound recording] (2011) — Librettist — 1 exemplars
Savoyard Scrapbook 1 exemplars
Trial By Jury 1 exemplars
The Gondoliers 1 exemplars
HMS Pinafore 1 exemplars
The Mikado (vhs) 1 exemplars
Gilbert & Sullivan chorus (2010) 1 exemplars
"Engaged." (2010) 1 exemplars
The Pirates of Penzance, Etc. (2010) 1 exemplars
Engaged (Classic Reprint) (2015) 1 exemplars
Poems of W. S. Gilbert (2000) 1 exemplars
Bad Ballads 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy (1999) — Col·laborador — 332 exemplars
Ghosts: A Treasury of Chilling Tales Old & New (1981) — Col·laborador — 331 exemplars
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Col·laborador — 328 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Col·laborador — 249 exemplars
Poems Bewitched and Haunted (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets) (2005) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars
100 Crooked Little Crime Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 165 exemplars
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
The Standard Book of British and American Verse (1932) — Col·laborador — 113 exemplars
Victorian Love Stories: An Oxford Anthology (1996) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions45 exemplars
London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies (2001) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Frantic Comedy: Eight Plays of Knock-About Fun (1991) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice (1967) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions18 exemplars
The Victorian Mystery Megapack: 27 Classic Mystery Tales (2012) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Poems of Magic and Spells (1960) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
The World of Law, Volume I : The Law in Literature (1960) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Iolanthe — Redactor/compositor, algunes edicions9 exemplars
The Mikado (A Curtain raiser book) (1966) — Redactor/compositor — 8 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [adapted] (1967) — Redactor/compositor, algunes edicions7 exemplars
Victorian Short Stories: Stories of Courtship (2009) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Trials of Love (1990) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
A Cabinet of Gems: Short Stories from the English Annuals (1938) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Importance of Being Earnest and Patience (1962)algunes edicions3 exemplars
H.M.S. Pinafore [operetta] — Original author — 2 exemplars
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Ruddigore ; Cox and Box (CD) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Cox and Box; Trial by jury — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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This is a selection of forty-four of the Bab Ballads. For the complete works, readers should seek 'The Bab Ballads, with which are included Songs of a Savoyard', first published in 1898
 
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Phil_Mackie | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 22, 2024 |
 
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JBarringer | Dec 15, 2023 |
A gorgeous volume. It is tragic that no-one on Goodreads has seen fit to review this yet!

Bradley's volume contains the complete text of every one of the Gilbert/Sullivan operettas, complete with annotations in the margins, providing a useful contextual and historical overview. I recommend enjoying this alongside a music-biography of the works. The 20th anniversary edition contains impressive updates as well as including a couple of the early works previously excluded.
 
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therebelprince | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 24, 2023 |

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34
Membres
4,139
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#6,081
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
77
ISBN
301
Llengües
5
Preferit
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