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Gilbert and Sullivan : a dual biography

Autore: Michael Ainger
Editore: Oxford : New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Introduced by a mutual colleague in the theater world, Gilbert and Sullivan followed very different paths to the stage door. Having survived an insecure childhood, Gilbert flourished as a financially successful theater professional, married happily, and established himself as a property owner. An extremely disciplined writer, he was also fiercely protective of the integrity of his work. By contrast, Sullivan
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Persona incaricata: Arthur Sullivan; Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan, Sir; Arthur Sullivan, Sir; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; William S Gilbert; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Michael Ainger
ISBN: 0195147693 9780195147698 9780195386936 0195386930
Numero OCLC: 48501281
Descrizione: xv, 504 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contenuti: Gilbert's family tree --
Sullivan's family tree --
Curtain-Raiser: The London Grocer and the Irish Soldier --
1836-1866 By Different Routes to the Stage Door --
1836-1853 Gilbert: A Dramatic Childhood; Sullivan: A Musical Background --
1853-1858 The Chapel Royal and King's College --
1858-1862 Sullivan at Leipzig; Gilbert at Law --
1863-1866 Gilbert and Sullivan: The Ballad Writers --
1867-1877 Establishing Reputations: From Cox and Box to The Sorcerer --
1867-1868 Gilbert and Sullivan in the Theater --
1869-1871 The Meeting of Gilbert and Sullivan--Thespis --
1872-1873 Different Worlds: Gilbert's The Wicked World; Sullivan's The Light of the World --
1874-1875 Trial by Jury --
1875-1876 In Search of a Manager --
1876 Sullivan Is Honored; Gilbert Is Ridiculed --
1877 The Comedy Opera Company and The Sorcerer --
1877-1884 The G&S Phenomenon: From HMS Pinafore to Princess Ida --
1877-1878 HMS Pinafore --
1878-1879 Troubled Waters --
1879-1880 America and The Pirates of Penzance --
1880-1881 Patience --
1881 The Savoy Theatre --
1881-1882 Iolanthe --
1883-1884 Princess Ida --
1884-1891 The Golden Years: From The Mikado to the Carpet Quarrel --
1884-1885 The Mikado --
1885-1887 Ruddigore --
1887-1888 "A Fresh Start" --
1888 "A New Departure"--The Yeomen of the Guard --
1888-1889 "I Have Lost the Liking for Writing Comic Opera" --
1889 The Gondoliers --
1889-1890 Carpets, Etc. --
1890-1891 Disentangling the Knot --
1891-1911 Utopia and Beyond --
1891-1893 Picking up the Thread --
1893 Utopia, Limited --
1893-1896 The Grand Duke --
1896-1898 They went on- "but did not speak to each other" --
1899-1900 "I am sorry to leave" --
1900-1905 A Gilbert without a Sullivan --
1905-1906 The trouble with casting --
1907-1908 Interpolations --
1909-1910 Enter fairies - their flight and fall --
1910-1911 "a very honorable end" --
Curtain call: a selection of the characters in the story and what happened to them subsequently.
Responsabilità: Michael Ainger.
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Illustrated with biographical as well as professional detail, this text suggests that Gilbert and Sullivan's creative partnership was fuelled by their ongoing personality clash, as each partner  Per saperne di più…

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Ainger sums up much of the received wisdom gracefully and provides some new material regarding his subjects' ancestors and the occasional fresh perspective on their contemporaries. Nineteenth-Century Per saperne di più…

 
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