S. Gilbert was one of the giants of nineteenth-century Victorian theatre.
S. He was already the leading young dramatist of his day when he began his celebrated collaboration with Arthur Sullivan, a partnership that produced the great Savoy Operas-still the most popular light operas in the world-and established him at the pinacle of his craft.
Stedman highlights his contribution to Victorian theater as a forerunner of Wilde and Shaw. She also exposes some of the myths about Gilbert (and his relationship with Sullivan) that have been perpetrated by earlier writers. The index and bibliography are excellent. The annotated collection serves a dual purpose: Readers can now sing along with any Gilbert and Sullivan song and know all the words, and they will understand everything the song was meant to convey. This volume combines two previously published paperbacks from Penguin and adds the libretti to The Grand Duke and Utopia Limited.
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While wryly recounting Gilbert's unhappy first romance (before a long happy marriage) and his many feuds and lawsuits, she firmly rejects the familiar portrait of a misogynistic curmudgeon. Stedman's treatment of the Gilbert & Sullivan classics, however, is seriously lopsided.
His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, was published in 1836, and his last Our Mutual Friend between 1864–5. Retrieved 15 September 2012. Stedman, Jane W. (1996). W. S. Gilbert, A Classic Victorian & His Theatre, pp. 26–29. Oxford University Press. William Thackeray's (1811–1863) most famous work Vanity Fair appeared in 1848, and the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte (1816–55), Emily (1818–48) and Anne (1820–49), also published significant works in the 1840s.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was the most brilliant dramatist of Victorian England. His plays were considered daring and cynical, and he was the forerunner of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) was the most brilliant dramatist of Victorian England. His plays were considered daring and cynical, and he was the forerunner of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. He was also a prolific journalist and humorous poet (his Bab Ballads are still widely read), and he achieved worldwide fame through his long collaboration with the composer Arthur Sullivan.
The obstinately long-lived popularity of Gilbert and Sullivan’s light operas has often been called a symptom of our nostalgia for things Victorian-and so Ian Bradley calls it in his massive new compilation. We crave, it is claimed, a simpler age: a time of innocence (for which read asexuality and fun poked at slant-eyed foreigners ). All I can say is God help the historian who looks to . Pinafore or The Mikado for precise reflections of their times.
Of the biographies devoted simply to outlining and briefly discussing Sir Gilbert's life, Gilbert: His Life and Strife, by Pearson (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1957) and . Gilbert: A Classic Victorian and His Theater, by Jane W. Stedman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996) are quite good, but the latter is much more readable to the contemporary reader, and seems to. contain more information at the same time. Other benefits of the Stedman work include chapters about burlesque and fairy books, and Gilbert's method of composition
Gilbert: A Classic Victorian and His Theatre, Jane W. Stedman. Oxford Univ Press, 1986). Gilbert & Sullivan and Their Victorian World, Christopher Hibbert.
Gilbert: A Classic Victorian and His Theatre, Jane W. Gilbert and Sullivan: The Creative Conflict, David Eden. Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1986). Gilbert and Sullivan Opera: An Assessment, Audrey Williamson. Marion Boyars, 1983). The Story of the Savoy Opera in Gilbert and Sullivan Days, . Perseus Books, 1979). Gilbert, Max Keith Sutton. Gilbert and Sullivan: Lost Chords and Discords, Caryl Brahms. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975). The World of Gilbert and Sullivan, William A. Darlington.
Author: Jane W. Stedman
Category: Bio and Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (September 5, 1996)
Pages: 416 pages
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