Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, which produced fourteen comic operas
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for his collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, which produced fourteen comic operas. The most famous of these include . Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, The Mikado
The Lost Stories of . London(?): Robson Books
The Lost Stories of . London(?): Robson Books. Belgravia, vol. 2 (1867). From St. Paul’s to Piccadilly, pp. 67–74. Fun, vol. 1 new series (1865-1866) (several contributions by Gilbert; near end of volume, Fun Christmas Number 1865, with Gilbert’s The Astounding Adventure of Wheeler J. Calamity, pp. 17–18). London Society, vol. 13 (1868) (three Thumbnail Sketches by Gilbert, pp. 50–57, 132-136, 315-319). On the Cards: Routledge’s Christmas Annual (1867) ( Diamonds, pp. 25–37, and The Converted Clown, pp. 137–139).
Gilbert also wrote the Bab Ballads, an extensive collection of light verse accompanied by his own comical drawings. His creative output included over 75 plays and libretti, numerous stories, poems, lyrics and various other comic and serious pieces. His plays and realistic style of stage direction inspired other dramatists, including Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. According to The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Gilbert's "lyrical facility and his mastery of metre raised the poetical quality of comic opera to a position that it had never reached before and.
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 "silly")
Gathers humorous stories by the famous British librettist who collaborated with composer, Arthur Sullivan.
Select Format: Hardcover. Gathers humorous stories by the famous British librettist who collaborated with composer, Arthur Sullivan. ISBN13:9780860512004. Release Date:January 1982.
The Collected Works of W. S. Gilbert. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works or all the significant works – the Œuvre – of this famous and brilliant writer in one ebook – easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate:, The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan by W. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, THE GONDOLIERS, THE GRAND DUKE, .
In this book Gilbert’s glorious, contradictory character is explored and brought vividly t. Andrew Crowther examines . Gilbert from all these angles, using a wealth of sources to tell the story of an angry and quarrelsome man, discontented with himself and the age he lived in, raging at life’s absurdities and laughing at them. In this book Gilbert’s glorious, contradictory character is explored and brought vividly to life. ANDREW CROWTHER is an expert on . Gilbert, Secretary of the . Gilbert Society, and the author of Contradiction Contradicted: the Plays of .
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18 November 1836 - 29 May 1911) was an English poet, playwright, librettist, and illustrator. He also began to write burlesques and his first comic plays, developing a unique absurdist, inverted style that would later be known as his "topsy-turvy" style
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