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Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, or The peer and the peri

Author: W S GilbertDavid PountneyDave HeatherJudith De PaulGeorge WalkerAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2002]
Series: Gilbert & Sullivan.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Television adaptations
Musical films
Feature films
Televised operas
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: W S Gilbert; David Pountney; Dave Heather; Judith De Paul; George Walker; Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; Derek Hammond-Stroud; Richard Van Allan; Kate Flowers; Alexander Oliver, (Tenor); Beverley Mills; Anne Collins; Alexander Faris; Arthur Sullivan; Ambrosian Opera Chorus.; London Symphony Orchestra.; Parsons & Whittemore Lyddon Limited.; Brent Walker Film Productions.; Goldcrest Films International.; Acorn Media (Firm)
ISBN: 156938536X 9781569385364
OCLC Number: 51280379
Notes: "From the popular series seen on PBS and the BBC"--Container.
Originally produced by Parsons & Whittemore Lyddon Limited in 1982.
Features: an introduction to the opera by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Gilbert & Sullivan profile, song index.
Credits: Production designer, Allan Cameron ; lighting designer, Paul Beeson ; choreography, Terry Gilbert ; videotape editor, Barry Stevens.
Performer(s): Presenter, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Derek Hammond-Stroud (Lord Chancellor) ; Richard Van Allan (Private Willis) ; Kate Flowers (Phyllis) ; Alexander Oliver (Strephon) ; Beverley Mills (Iolanthe) ; Anne Collins (Fairy Queen) ; Ambrosian Opera Chorus ; London Symphony Orchestra ; Alexander Faris, conductor.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital Stereo sound.
Series Title: Gilbert & Sullivan.
Other Titles: Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe
Iolanthe
Peer and the peri
Responsibility: [music by Arthur Sullivan ; words by W.S. Gilbert] ; staged by David Pountney ; directed by Dave Heather ; producer, Judith De Paul ; a George Walker presentation ; a Parsons & Whittemore production ; made by Brent Walker Film Productions ; Goldcrest Films International.

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Iolanthe used to be the life and soul of Fairyland but was banished 25 years ago for marrying a mortal. Now, pardoned by the Fairy Queen she returns as a beautiful teenager, but with a 24-year-old son, Strephon, who is half fairy, half mortal. He is in love with Phyllis, a ward of the rather susceptible Lord Chancellor. For a while, these complications wreck havoc with the proceedings of the House of Lords, giving Gilbert a chance to poke fun at that august institution.

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