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Gilbert and Sullivan : gender, genre, parody

Author: Carolyn Williams
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2011.
Series: Gender and culture.
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An examination of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas, and how parody was used in the culture wars of late-nineteenth-century England.
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Williams, Carolyn, 1950-
Gilbert and Sullivan.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010018859
(OCoLC)611553810
Named Person: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan; William Schwenck Gilbert; W S Gilbert
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Williams
ISBN: 9780231519663 0231519664
OCLC Number: 750192922
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 454 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Contents: Part I. Genres. Outmoding classical extravaganza, Englishing opéra bouffe: Thespis ; Gender in the breach: Trial by jury ; English magic, English intoxication: The sorcerer ; "Never mind the why and wherefore": the parody of nautical melodrama in H.M.S. Pinafore ; Recollecting illegitimacy: The pirates of Penzance --
Part II. Genders. New light on changing gender norms: Patience ; Transforming the fairy genes: Women on top in Iolanthe ; War between the sexes: Princess Ida --
Part III. Cultures. Estrangement and familiarity: The Mikado ; Mixing it up: gothic and nautical melodrama in Ruddigore ; The past is a foreign country: The yeomen of the guard ; Imaginary republicanism: The gondoliers ; Capitalism and colonialism: Utopia, limited ; Continental recollections : The grand duke --
After Gilbert and Sullivan: the momentum of parody.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Carolyn Williams.

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An examination of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas, and how parody was used in the culture wars of late-nineteenth-century England.

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