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Oh joy! oh rapture! : the enduring phenomenon of Gilbert and Sullivan

Author: Ian C Bradley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"In Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! Ian Bradley explores the world of Gilbert and Sullivan over the last four and a half decades, looking at the way this 'phenomenon' is passed from generation to generation. Taking as his starting point the expiry of copyright on the opera libretti at the end of 1961 and using fascinating hitherto unpublished archive material, Bradley reveals the extraordinary story of the last years of the old
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Named Person: Arthur Sullivan; W S Gilbert; Opera; W S Gilbert; William S Gilbert; Arthur Sullivan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian C Bradley
ISBN: 0195167007 9780195167009 9780195328943 0195328949
OCLC Number: 57311381
Description: xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Something lingering : the enduring influence of Gilbert and Sullivan through the twentieth century --
A thing of shreds and patches : the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1961-1982 --
Unfriended, unprotected, and alone : the new D'Oyly Carte, 1988-2003 --
Virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances : professional productions, 1961-2004 --
Masculine insects with the morals of a Methodist : Gilbert and Sullivan fans --
Amateur tenors sing choruses in public : the world of amateur performance --
In this college, useful knowledge : G & S in schools and universities --
Things are seldom what they seem : parodies, spoofs, and spin-offs --
Maintaining with no little heat their various opinions : G & S scholarship, partisanship and appreciation --
Peep with security into futurity : Buxton it is!
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Why is it that the work of Gilbert and Sullivan has not just survived but thrived into the twenty-first century?In Oh Joy! Oh Rapture! expert and enthusiast Ian Bradley explores the world of Gilbert  Read more...

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schema:description""The book will appeal not only to dedicated Gilbert and Sullivan fans but also to those interested in cultural history, performing arts, and the enduring legacy of Victorian values. Looking to the future, Bradley finds strong grounds for predicting that the works of these two great Victorian geniuses will continue to provide both innocent amusement and divine emollient for many years to come."--Jacket."@en
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